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Adoption of child without consent of the mother is a proportionate means by which to supply the place of his natural parents

By: James Cross BL

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High Court orders the adoption of a child, dispensing with the consent of the birth mother where the relevant statutory requirements had been fulfilled and the unavoidable conclusion was that, however difficult it is for the birth mother the, adoption of the child by his foster parents is a proportionate means by which to supply the place of his natural parents.

Adoption – application for adoption dispensing with the consent of any person whose consent is required to the making of an adoption order – background facts – evidence of foster mother – evidence of the social workers – evidence of the adoption authority – best interests of the child - foster parents have fulfilled all parental duties – Constitution – Convention - Statutory framework - Case-Law - -proportionality - unavoidable conclusion that however difficult it is for the birth mother the adoption of the child by the applicants is a proportionate means by which to supply the place of his natural parents – adoption ordered.

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