In Re X (A Minor) (Adoption Details: Disclosure): CA 11 Apr 1994

After an adoption order had been made, the local authority asked for an order to prevent the details of the adoptive parents being entered on the register. The were concerned that the natural mother would use the register to find the child and cause disruption.
Held: The court allowed the authority’s appeal. Though the court had no power to edit any entry on the register, it could make an order requiring the registrar to seek the approval of the court before any disclosure was made.


Times 11-Apr-1994, Ind Summary 04-Apr-1994, [1994] 3 WLR 327


Adoption Act 1976 50, Adoption Act 1950


England and Wales


Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.82302