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Will you be adopting the children in the Philippines or having them travel to the UK and then adopt them in the UK?
Thank you for getting back so quickly,
I am hoping to start the arrangements for the Adoption just after I marry my Fiancee in the Philippines (in about one year).
I am not sure at the moment where to start the adoption - here or in the Philippines. This is the main reason for my enquiry, To establish the approximate costs here and the proper procedure for this action - I have NO idea where to start.
Firstly, from an Immigration Law perspective, both of the daughters are 18 or over so cannot apply as child dependants. They are also unable to apply as adult dependants unless there is exceptional circumstances.
From an adoption perspective, I cannot comment of Philippine law, however, in the UK, you will not be able to adopt the daughters because they will be deemed as adults and thus able to make their own decisions and not being subject to adoption.
If you wish to discuss, please feel free to ask further questions.
Thank you for your reply,
I know the girls are classed as Adults, and they both wish me to Adopt them, after I marry their Mother. Would I be allowed (in this country) to adopt them under British Law?
As for my attempting this in the Philippines, I have a contact there also who I will be asking the same question as your Good self
The short answer is no, you will not be able to adopt them in the uK as they will be deemed to be adults.
Furthermore, it may not be as straightforward to bring them to the UK as they are adults and will have to make their own applications not based on dependants, as they will only be able to apply in 'exceptional' circumstances as adult dependants.
If they are to come to the UK, they will have to apply as workers, students etc.
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