Re A (Children) (Adoption/Long Term Foster Care)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. A local authority had applied for care and placement orders in respect of three of six children. It sought care orders in respect of the others. The judge refused the application, relying heavily on the impact of adoption on the relationship between the siblings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the authority's appeal as the judge had had the correct factors in mind and because the court had to consider the relevant child's relationships with all of his relatives and the wishes and feelings of those relatives, which included siblings.

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