Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. Although s 51A of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 had introduced a bespoke statutory regime for the regulation of post-adoption contact, the law remained that it would only be in an extremely unusual case that a court would make an order stipulating contact arrangement to which the adopters of a child did not agree. While there might be justification in considering some form of direct contact, the ultimate decision as to what contact was to take place was for the adopters. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, so ruled in dismissing the appellant natural parents' appeal against the dismissal of their application for post adoption contact with their child.