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Do you have to pay legal fees to adopt?

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Hey folks,


I'm based in Glasgow and looking into adopting. One of the LA adoption agencies here have told me I would need to pay roughly £1200 (for the court fees) when adopting. I thought the local authority usually pays for this. Did you have to pay these legal fees when you adopted?


Many thanks...


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This is correct for Scotland for the last few years.


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Our LA paid ours, but that was over 8 years ago.

There is a specialist firm in Glasgow that deals with almost all adoption cases in the west of Scotland and are very good - PM me if you want the details.


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Five years ago we didn't pay ours (in scotland). But Groovie Gertie is probably right, in these constrained times.


Hx


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