If you are thinking of entering into a surrogacy agreement, where a woman carries a child for another person or couple, it is a complex area of Family Law. And both the surrogate and intended parents are required to receive legal advice.
Adoption is when a child joins and becomes a recognised member of a family. It means that the adoptive parents assume all rights and responsibilities of biological parents. Birth parents no longer have any parental rights over the child.
Advocate Family Lawyers acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.