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My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you.
I am afraid that you are mistaken although the Local Authority does not have the final say
Prior to 2005 under Section 18 of the Adoption Act*****had the Power to make a "Freeing Order"allowing a child to be adopted notwithstanding the opposition of the parents.
Since then the same result is achieved with a Placement Order, made under section 21 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002
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