Our Work | Adoption, Surrogacy, and Children
We have assisted many families to bring their children to the UK or ensure their children remain here. We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes and are not all the same.
We are proud of our expertise in adoption and international surrogacy work. Families adopting abroad or entering into a surrogacy arrangement should take advice on the immigration and nationality position for their children. This is a complex area of law and an overseas adoption or surrogacy agreement does not necessarily lead to immigration permission or British citizenship. Some children may need a visa to come to the UK. We can assist in obtaining status for your child.
We also have a great deal of experience with applications to assist you in bringing your children to the UK in other circumstances. We can help with applications where the child’s parents are already living in the UK and with applications where the parents will be accompanying the child.
We can find solutions to ensure families can live together in the UK. We can work closely with your family lawyers, or we can recommend family lawyers if you do not already have one. Our work in this area is part of our commitment to the rights of families to be together.
“Barry O’Leary and Diana Baxter are phenomenal with immigration/nationality applications following international surrogacy arrangements. They really have their finger on the pulse and are on top of any changes, even if minor, of any changes to the rules. They are far ahead of the competition for surrogacy. Alison Hunter is very knowledgeable and highly regarded for her work in intercountry adoption cases.” – Legal 500 2023
“Alison Hunter – the best immigration lawyer for adoption-related immigration issues, would always recommend her first.” – Legal 500 2023
“Boutique firm known for its expertise across the full gamut of immigration law. Houses a team of high-quality lawyers whose immigration work covers matters pertaining to civil liberty and human rights law, and surrogacy and adoption matters. Focuses on private immigration work for children, families and other vulnerable individuals.” – Chambers and Partners 2021
“…has extensive expertise in applications based on partnerships and family, and has a niche in applications involving international surrogacy arrangements.” – Legal 500 2021