W (Adoption: Contact), Re [2016] EWHC 3118 (Fam) (02 December 2016)

In long-running and difficult proceedings (See Re W (A child) [2016] EWCA Civ 793) Cobb J determined that an adoption order should be made in respect of a 2 year old child who had been living with her prospective adopters from and who had developed a secure attachment to them. The court had previously determined that she should move to the care of her paternal grandparents who had the care of her younger brother. The prospective adopters were open to some direct contact with the paternal grandparents and sibling.