Re LRP (A child) (No. 2) (Leave to oppose adoption application)

Adoption – Order. The mother of a child sought leave to oppose an application for adoption of her youngest child. Her two older children had already been made the subject of care and placement orders because of the risk of sexual abuse posed to them by the paternal family and the mother's unwillingness to sever her strong ties to that family. The Family Court dismissed the mother's application. Although she alleged that her circumstances had changed and she had moved away from the paternal family, the judge was not satisfied that the mother's circumstances had changed, or changed for a sufficient period, to allow her application.

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