*Re S (a child) (adoption: consent of child parent)

Adoption – Consent. The Family Division gave guidance on a child parent's competence to consent to the placement of their baby for adoption and the baby's adoption. In the circumstances, it held that a specific assessment was required reasonably urgently on the mother's capacity to consent to adoption, before which she should receive some age-appropriate information about adoption in an age-appropriate way in order to enhance her decision-making potential.

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