To listen to Ruth Cabeza
discuss recent developments in adoption with an international element which are explained in detail in 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.
is an invaluable legal guide to this area for all child lawyers and related professionals, including social workers.
It is a great honour for me to be asked to write the foreword for International Adoption. Its publication could not be more welcome, at a time when the international movement of children and their families have become the norm.
The authors, who are all practising barristers in this field, have produced an invaluable guide in this difficult area of the law. They are to be congratulated on producing a truly comprehensive work on the law and practice relating to this complex subject.
The book is extremely well laid out; it takes the reader logically through the law and practice arising on both Hague Convention and Non-Hague Convention adoption, and is helpfully divided into two parts, depending on whether the United Kingdom is the receiving state or the state of origin. In addition it brings together, in a comprehensive form, the relevant statutory provisions and rules which are set out in the Appendix.
I have no doubt all lawyers (both practising and academic) who have an interest in this area will find it immensely valuable.
Lucy Theis, The Hon Mrs Justice Theis
was called to the Bar in 1998 and is a tenant at Field Court Chambers
practicing exclusively in the field of Family Law. Although she has developed a niche practice in International Adoption and International Surrogacy, her busy practice continues to include Public Law children work, Abduction and Financial Remedies. Ruth has been recommended as a leading family law junior in the Legal 500 each year since 2008.
was called to the Bar in 2006 and is a tenant at Field Court Chambers
, she specialises in children and family law. Ayeesha acts for and advises parents, local authorities and children in proceedings with an international element.
was called to the Bar in 2002 and is a tenant at Field Court Chambers
. His specialisms include immigration and asylum law, where he acts for appellants in a wide range of appeals before the First Tier and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
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