If you are a solicitor or part of a local council legal team, and you are looking for advice on international adoption, then we can help provide support. IAC offers legal and social work information, resources, and detailed guidance to subscribing local authorities’ legal teams in relation to both our Outbound and Inbound services. We also provide training sessions and programs for solicitors and local authorities to help improve your knowledge of adoption.

Outbound Permanence Service

This service is for children in care proceedings potentially being placed overseas to live with a connected carer on either an Adoption, Special Guardianship, or other relevant legal order. In addition to the above, we offer remote practice forums on either Special Guardianship or Convention Adoption and other topics of interest for children leaving the UK. Spot purchases for non-subscribers on specific cases are an option. Please contact for further information. We are open Tuesday-Thursday mornings until 1 pm.

Inbound Advice Service

This service is to support potential adopters who are in subscribing local authorities seeking advice and information on adopting from any country in the world. Please contact for case queries if you are working for a subscribing local authority.

In addition to the above, we offer a workshop to lawyers interested in finding out more about Convention Adoption for children coming into the UK.

Please contact for further information.