Dispensing with biological Father’s consent to adoption

Marie represented the Mother and Stepfather in a case where the Stepfather, supported by the Mother, was applying to adopt the child.

The child had no contact with the biological father for a number of years and was of an age where his wishes and feelings would be very seriously considered by the Court. His firm wish was to be adopted.

The Father strongly opposed the making of the Adoption order.

The Court made the order for adoption and dispensed with the biological Father’s consent.