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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