The Adoptions, Surrogacy and Name Changes List hears proceedings relating to child and adult adoptions, surrogacy and relevant change of name applications.
This List hears proceedings under the Adoption Act 1984, the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 and Part IV of the Status of Children Act 1974.
The Adoptions, Surrogacy and Name Changes List is established under Order 34A.04(1)(h) of the County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2018.
The judge in charge of the Adoptions, Surrogacy and Name Changes List of the Common Law Division also manages all circuit proceedings for the list.
For further information on adoption, surrogacy and change of name proceedings, visit the Adoptions and parentage page.
Any enquiries about the operation of the Adoptions, Surrogacy and Name Changes List should be directed to the judge’s associate in charge of the list. Any feedback about the operation of the list is welcome to this contact.