Foreign adoption in England is governed by the Adoption Act 1977. There are also international conventions, such as Hague Convention, dealing with these matters. A notary can be involved in the foreign adoption process by offering notary services, such as authenticating certain adoption documents and notarising translated texts for use in foreign jurisdictions such as China. Clients can contact me for further advice.
Application for entry visa
As immigration lawyer, we can also help adopting parents to apply for entry visa for the adopted child.
Clients can contact us for details of our services via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Translation of adoption documents
Adoption documents to be used in foreign jurisdictions are required to be translated to official languages of the countries of adoption. Our translators, being members of Institute of Translation and Interpreting, can give assistance to clients to meet the above requirements.
Links with notaries practising in different jurisdictions:
Notary Locator : Notary Public Services In Australia
Description: Notary Locator locates, identifies and profiles Notary Publics in all Australian States and Territories, region by region, including Sydney and Melbourne.
Web Address: http://www.notarylocator.com.au
We also have links with "notaires" in France.