Woman adopts child abandoned outside temple

August 18, 2017 0 comments

family law

A woman living in the UK has now twice adopted a girl who was found abandoned outside a Delhi temple as an infant. In a recently published judgment from November 2016, Mrs Justice Theis explained that girl, ‘X’, had been given an estimated date of birth due to the circumstances she was found in back…

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Adoption, child support, divorce and more

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August 11, 2017 1 comment

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A week in family law Over £52 million has now been released through the Adoption Support Fund, which has helped 22,000 children, the Department for Education has announced. The fund, which was launched across England in May 2015, has reached almost 18,000 homes, providing “much-needed emotional support”. Announcing the success of the fund, Minister for…

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Adoption support fund reaches 22,000 children

August 8, 2017 6 comments

fostering and adoption

Government funding designed to help adopted children from difficult backgrounds settle in their new homes and lives has now been reached 22,000 youngsters and 18,000 families. Originally established in 2015, the Adoption Support Fund is intended to help families on limited budgets pay for any necessary therapy, counselling and parental support following the adoption of…

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Council ‘cannot force the removal of protest petition’

August 2, 2017 2 comments

fostering and adoption

Southend Borough Council’s attempts to have a petition protesting care plans removed from the Internet amounted to interference with the parents’ right to freedom of expression a High Court Judge has ruled. The children’s mother was opposed to plans to have her two youngest children taken into care and placed for adoption. Her petition originally…

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Mickey Mouse announces adoption of foster children

July 23, 2017 2 comments

family law

Mickey Mouse was an integral part of a couple’s plan to tell their foster children they were going to adopt them. Tom and Courtney Gilmour of Portland, Pennsylvania, visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, earlier this year with their two foster children. Janielle, 12, and her ten year-old brother Elijah had lived with the…

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Surveillance admissible evidence in care case

July 22, 2017 4 comments

fostering and adoption

Evidence that may have been obtained illegally is eligible for inclusion in a care application, a Judge has ruled. His Honour Judge Moradifar had been asked to consider a former couple whose children had been made the subject of care proceedings. Social workers believed the couple were still in a relationship despite their claims to…

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Care proceedings abandoned due to parents’ progress

July 20, 2017 3 comments

family life

A local authority has abandoned plans to take a child into care after his parents made “significant changes to their lives”. At a family court hearing in Leeds, Her Honour Judge Lynch heard that the council no longer recommended a care order for the five month-old baby boy. Instead they believed supervision by social workers…

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