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If the terms or purpose of an order issued by a county court is not fulfilled by the applicant, what happens?
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Could you please explain the situation a little more?
Thanks for answering. My situation is that I was provisionally adopted in 1969. The purpose of the provisional adoption was "the applicant be authorised to remove the infant from Great Britain for the purpose of adopting him/her under the law of or within the country in which the applicants are domiciled and that the applicants do have the custody of the infant pending his/her adoption as aforesaid” which is the wording on the A.C.A 10 Adoption Order or Provisional Adoption Order form given by the County Court. The adoption 'under the law of or within the country' never happened. So my questions is if the 'conditions' or purpose of the order were not fulfilled what happens?
Under the 1958 Adoption Order it was illegal in the UK for a non-domiciled person to adopt a UK citizen. The provisional adoption order was granted instead for the purpose of giving the applicant permission to complete the adoption in another country.
Ah. This is family law. That is outside my area so I will opt out and let a family expert help you.
The order was made in October 1969, eight months later we moved to Scandinavia where my 'parents' assumed that the adoption process was complete. Since then nothing has been done until I discovered the actual state of my 'adoption' earlier this year.
My real question is this, given that the purpose of the provisional adoption order was never fulfilled and now cannot be fulfilled where do I as the object of the order stand?
Unfortunately not, they have since also divorced and are living in different countries. It seems that the provisional adoption order was a UK only thing and is not recognised outside of the UK as a legal. If I were in the USA I would probably be deported, others provisionally adopted have been.
Thank you for your answer, that is really helpful. One last thing, if asked where in law should I refer someone to confirm what you have said.