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Re E (Adoption by One Person) [2021] EWFC 45

Date:19 MAY 2021
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Law Reporter

(Family Court, Cobb J, 18 May 2021)

Adoption – Same-sex couple – Application to adopt by non-gestational mother once relationship had broken down – Whether she should be permitted to proceed with the application

The non-gestational mother was permitted to proceed with the adoption application despite the parents being separated.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWFC 45 
Case No: LS386/20
IN THE FAMILY COURT 

SITTING IN LEEDS (REMOTELY)

Coverdale House
East Parade
Leeds

Date: 18/05/2021

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB

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Between:

Ms A
Applicant

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Ms B
The Local Authority
E
(By her Children’s Guardian)
Respondent

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Re E (Adoption by One Person)

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Ms A in person
Ms B in person
Mr Alex Taylor (instructed by Local Authority Solicitor) for the Local Authority
Mr Michael George (of JWP Solicitors Limited) for the Children’s Guardian

Hearing dates: 28 April 2021

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Approved Judgment

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THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB


This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: Re E (Adoption by One Person) [2021] EWFC 45

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