In re R (a Child) (Adoption: Contact): CA 18 Aug 2005

The child was placed for adoption. In the period before adoption, contact with her family continued. The prospective adopters said that this was unsettling.
Held: It would be unusual to make an order for contact against the wishes of the proposed adopters. Their wishes were not unreasonable, and the order reducing contact was upheld.


Wall LJ


Times 15-Sep-2005


Children Act 1989 10(9)


England and Wales


CitedIn Re T (Minors) (Adopted Children: Contact) CA 8-Aug-1995
A half-sister had been assured that when her half-sister was adopted she would be given annual reports as to her progress. No report was provided. When she enquired and complained, she was told that the adopters had changed their minds and that it . .
CitedIn re J (Leave to issue application for residence order) 2003
An application was made by a family member (a grandparent) to be joined as a party to care proceedings.
Held: A court should not dismiss such an application without proper inquiry. . .
CitedIn re H (Children) CA 2003
The maternal grandmother sought permission to intervene in care proceedings to put herself forward as the carer of her young grandchild. The local authority and the guardian objected to the intervention. The judge had refused it. The grandmother . .
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Updated: 14 June 2022; Ref: scu.230063