Adoption

Adopting a child is a big step and for parents or an individual adopting a child it is important to understand the legal process.

This is an area where we can provide the very best specialist legal advice, support and representation.

Wright Johnston and Mackenzie LLP has one of the most highly regarded practices in Scotland acting for people wishing to adopt.

Roger Mackenzie, partner at Wright Johnston and Mackenzie LLP, is recognised as a leader in the field of adoption law, Roger is also legal adviser to Scottish Adoption and is a member of the Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland.

Emma Letham, Senior Solicitor at Wright Johnston and Mackenzie LLP, is a specialist adoption lawyer with a keen interest in child psychology and children's welfare. Emma is also a valued member of the Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland.

Roger Mackenzie and Emma Letham have been helping families adopt children for many years and have been involved in some of the most high profile adoption cases in Scotland.

They will guide you through the process of adoption and explain the law in simple terms.

Whatever stage of the adoption process you have reached, we are happy to discuss matters with you. Often a local authority will agree to assist with some of the legal fees for undertaking the court application and we are happy to provide you with an estimate of the likely costs. Please contact Roger Mackenzie or Emma Letham on 0141 248 3434 for further information. Or alternatively, please feel free to email us — rlm@wjm.co.uk or ell@wjm.co.uk.

Our adoption lawyers are more than happy to have a free initial confidential discussion with you to answer any questions you may have. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane, and Dunfermline and represent adopters in applying for adoption orders at courts throughout Scotland.