What adoption means for you and your child

For you:

If a Court makes an Adoption Order,your parental responsibility will end and you will no longer be the legal parent of your child. Members of your family will no longer be legally related to your child. The adopters will become the child's legal parents for life and they will have parental responsibility for your child.

For your child:

If a court makes an Adoption Order your child will no longer be your child legally. Your child will instead become the legal child of the adoptive parents.