Couple with learning difficulties lose battle for contact with son

A couple with learning difficulties from Aberdeen have lost the
legal fight to maintain contact with their three-year-old son
placed with adoptive parents by Aberdeen Council.

Lawyers for the parents accepted the adoptive placement, but
argued to appeal judges at the court of session that the parents
could offer their child ongoing contact. They asked the judges to
overrule a previous judgement by a sheriff who decided against any
contact between the child and the parents on the basis that there
would be a risk of possible disruption to the stability of the
boy’s placement if contact continued.

Lord Cameron presiding said that the three judges were driven by
the weight of the evidence to reach the same conclusion as the
sheriff. The couple and their lawyers are considering what further
action to take.

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