January 23, 2012
British Courts on Adoption of Baby Resulting from Affair
From the Independent:
A Muslim man who had a baby with an unmarried woman has been told that his daughter must remain with an adopted family because there is too great a risk that his love child could become the victim of a so-called “honour killing”.
Three senior judges today ruled that a “desire to preserve the family’s honour” among the mother’s relatives meant placing the child with the father was simply too dangerous.
Describing the case as an “exceptionally difficult adoption proceeding”, the Court of Appeal ruled that a family court judge had been right to insist that the child be brought up by Muslin foster parents for her own safety.
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That is a very tough call, but if the family court judge thought that the child was in real harm of being the victim of an 'honour kiling', then this is the correct ruling.
Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Jan 23, 2012 6:36:23 PM