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26 SEP 2011

Re C (A Child) (Adoption: Duty of Local Authority) – Welfare and the rights of the birth family in 'fast track' adoption cases [2009] CFLQ 87

In Re C (A Child) (Adoption: Duty of Local Authority), the Court of Appeal had an opportunity to explore the relationship between parental interests and the paramountcy of child welfare in adoption decisions. This commentary critically examines the court's reasoning, arguing that it utilised an unnecessarily narrow conception of welfare and gave undue weight to the interests of the child's mother.

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