What happens during the adoption application?

During the proceedings, the Attorney-General will usually be appointed by the Court to be the guardian ad litem for the child. The Attorney-General will appoint a welfare officer from the Children & Young Persons Service, to conduct the necessary investigations concerning the proposed adoption. After such investigation, the officer will give an affidavit stating his findings of the investigation.

Your Lawyer will liaise with the Attorney-General on their requirements on your behalf, and prepare and file such requisite documents as may be required by the Attorney-General and/or the Court. An adoption order will be granted when all procedures have been adhered to and the requirements fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Court.