We are often contacted by persons who have been approved to adopt a child by the local authority and need to instruct a solicitor for the application to the Court. In some cases the local authority will agree to meet that persons fees and outlays. We charge a set fee of £650 plus VAT at the rate of 20% and outlays for such applications. The outlays will include a fee payable to the Court. The amount of that outlay increases from time to time and can be found on the Court website. There will be a curator’s report. The cost of those reports vary. There may also be Sheriff Officer fees for serving the application and again they can vary depending on the circumstances.