Succeeding in an opposed adoption


There are cases – you can see them in law reports, read about them in the newspapers and sometimes see them for yourself, when a Local Authority seeks a Placement Order with a plan to adopt a child and the Court says no. {Just looking at the Bailii reports of county court cases since 22nd April, I can find three of those}

You can also see cases where the first Court says yes, and the Court of Appeal say no, and the Placement Order and the plan of adoption is stymied. So parents can and do, successfully fight PLANS for adoption.

What about when the plan is approved and the Court makes the Placement Order that allows the child to be placed with prospective adopters?

Once the Placement Order is made, a parent can apply for leave to revoke the Placement Order – to get the child back if the…

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