Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The proceedings concerned an eight month old baby, A. The local authority contended that A should be placed in the care of her maternal grandmother, who was already looking after her older sister, and the children's guardian contended that she should be adopted. The Family Court held that the evidence in the present case did not achieve the level of cogency that would be required to justify the ultimate conclusion that there was no alternative to adoption. Having taken all factors into account, the better outcome for A was to be placed with her grandmother.