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Hayes & Williams' Family Law

Hayes & Williams' Family Law (7th edn)

Stephen Gilmore and Lisa Glennon
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date: 02 December 2023

p. 76111. Adoption and special guardianshiplocked

p. 76111. Adoption and special guardianshiplocked

  • Stephen GilmoreStephen GilmoreProfessor of Family Law, King’s College London
  •  and Lisa Glennon


This chapter examines the legal mechanisms by which children can be provided with long-term alternative secure family placements: the law on adoption and special guardianship. Topics discussed include: decision-making in relation to adoption; adoption agencies’ role in assessing suitable adoptions; rules relating to parental consent in adoption cases; placement for adoption; applications to adopt; post adoption contact; revocation of adoption; and special guardianship orders.

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