Under the Family Law Act 1975, parental responsibility for a child may be extinguished by adoption.
The court may need to give permission before you are eligible to enter adoption proceedings.
Once the court gives permission, a parent’s responsibility to the child ends, to whatever extent it existed beforehand, after the adoption by an authorised adopting parent.
Children’s matters can be complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.
Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.
Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding children’s matters.
Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at email@example.com, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.