Law Report: Adoption Was Not for Foreign Child's Welfare
Ying Hui Tan, Barrister, The Independent (London, England)
When an application is made by a British citizen to adopt a foreign child the judge should not take into account any benefits accruing to the child from the acquisition of British nationality, such as the guidance and affection of relatives living in Britain.
The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department and discharged an adoption order made by Mr Justice Connell.
K was born in Sierra Leone in 1975. K's mother asked her sister, the applicant, who is a British citizen to look after K if she should die. After K's mother's death in 1988 the applicant adopted K in Sierra Leone in 1991. K was granted temporary admission to …
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Publication information: Article title: Law Report: Adoption Was Not for Foreign Child's Welfare. Contributors: Ying Hui Tan, Barrister - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 27, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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