Re D (Children) (adoption: leave to oppose)

Adoption – Parent. A mother's application for leave to oppose an adoption application had been dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed her appeal. On the evidence that had been before her, the judge had not erred. She had not given disproportionate weight to immigration difficulties, nor had she considered, at too early a stage, the therapeutic and psychological consequences for the children of not remaining in their adoptive placement. It could not be said that she had failed to consider the benefits of a family placement as the children's half-sibling had already been adopted by the prospective adopters.

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