Adoption – Practice. The applicants sought a declaration that an adoption order made in Brazil in the applicants' favour in respect of their niece and nephew, D and E, be recognised under the law of England and Wales. The Family Division, in allowing the application, held that the adoptions of D and E should be properly recognised in accordance with the common law of England and Wales and that a declaration to that effect would be granted, pursuant to s 57 of the Family Law Act 1986.