LA (A Child) [2013] EWHC 578 (Fam) (15 March 2013)

The court considered how to place a child with potential adopters (already the adoptive parents of an older sibling) who were moving the the USA for work purposes. The interplay of both jurisdiction’s rules meant that no immediate adoption order could be made under UK or US law. In order to ensure the child remained habitually resident in the UK so that an Adoption order could be made subsequently the court granted leave for her to be removed for the UK and placed with the potential adopters for an initial period of one year.