In Re WM (Adoption: Non-Patrial): FD 1997

The court considered whether it was possible to make an adoption order notwithstanding that the applicants had separated as a couple.
Held: In making the order the court took into account the following: (a) the advantage to the child of becoming a child of the family from an emotional and social perspective, (b) the financial advantage to the child under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c) the protection of the child’s inheritance rights under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.


Johnson J


[1997] 1 FLR 132


Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975


England and Wales

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CitedIn re A (A Minor) FD 8-Jul-2011
An application was made in care proceedings for an order restricting publication of information about the family after the deaths of two siblings of the child subject to the application. The Sun and a local newspaper had already published stories . .
CitedA v P (Surrogacy: Parental Order: Death of Applicant) FD 8-Jul-2011
M applied for a parental order under the 2008 Act. The child had been born through a surrogacy arrangement in India, which was lawful there, but would have been unlawful here. The clinic could not guarantee a biological relationship with the child. . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.441951