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Why should you buy International Adoption
International Adoption examines the detailed legal framework for adoption with an international element and introduces the reader to the complexities of both UK legislation and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. Thus, the title equips practitioners with the tools required to advise a client on how to:
- adopt a child in this country who is habitually resident outside of the British Isles
- obtain legal recognition in the UK for a foreign adoption
- arrange for the adoption of a child who is habitually resident in this country, where the prospective adopter is domiciled and habitually resident outside of the British Isles
The book also includes appropriate specialist information in relation to immigration matters so as to alert the reader to the potential issues that may need to be considered.
"covers the law and practice involved in this complex subject in a thorough, clear and easily accessible manner ... the reader is guided through the complexities of both UK legislation and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, while at the same time being warned of certain pitfalls which may result in criminal charges ... for ease of use – an important consideration for busy practitioners – the book has a detailed table of contents plus extensive tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and international materials ... practitioners with international clients -- or UK residents wishing to adopt a child from abroad -- will find this book invaluable as a reliable and convenient way to increase their familiarity with this jurisdiction" Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
"a cross between a text book and a work of reference...worked examples of domicile and residence ... bring to life subjects that can otherwise appear both boring and difficult" Chris Barton, Emeritus Professor of Family Law, a Vice-President of the Family Mediators Association, and academic door tenant at Regent Chambers, Family Law journal
Table of contents
Part 1 - General
- The Hague Convention
- Domicile, habitual residence and adoption
Part 2 - International Adoption when the UK is the receiving state
- Overview of considerations which apply when the UK is the receiving state and it is planned that the child to be adopted is habitually resident outside of the British
- Adoptions from Hague Convention Countries
- Adoptions from Non-Hague Convention Countries - assessment process
- Adoptions from Non-Hague Convention Countries - legal recognition
- Restrictions on Adoption from Specified Countries
- Immigration Status of the Adopted Child when the UK is the Receiving State
Part 3 - International Adoption when the UK is the state of Origin
- Overview of considerations which apply when the UK is the state of origin and it is planned that a child will be adopted by prospective adopters who live, and are domiciled, outside of the British Isles
- Agency adoptions where the child is to be placed with prospective adopters who are habitually resident in a Convention Country
- Agency adoptions where the child is to be placed with prospective adopters who are habitually resident in a non Convention Country
- Private adoptions of a child who is habitually resident in the British Isles and the adopters are not eligible to adopt the child under domestic provisions
Part 4 - International Adoption - Offences and Glossary
- Table of Offences
Part 5 - Statutory Materials
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