Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Adoption order revoked on application of child

Mrs Justice Pauffley
A very quick post about a very unusual case: in PK v Mr And Mrs K [2015] EWHC 2316 (Fam) (31 July 2015) a 14 year old girl applied to have her own adoption order revoked, 10 years after the order was made.

After the order was made the girl was taken to Ghana, where she was looked after by members of her adoptive family and subjected to significant abuse. In 2014 she came to England and was reunited with her biological mother and maternal grandmother. She then applied to have the adoption order revoked, and to have her surname changed to her mother’s surname. In the ‘highly exceptional and very particular’ circumstances of the case, Mrs Justice Pauffley allowed both applications.

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