One-year-old child will be put up for adoption
Judge turned down grandmother’s plea to be allowed to care for the baby
A desperate mother who gave birth aged 14 has failed to save the baby she loves from adoption after a judge heard she is barely mature enough to look after herself.
The baby girl’s father has had little to do with her, but her mother has fought through the courts to keep the one-year-old within her natural family.
But a family judge at London’s Appeal Court, Lord Justice Munby, today dashed her hopes after hearing that the ‘well-intentioned’ mother is young for her age and ‘barely able to care for herself, let alone care for a young child’.
The baby’s maternal grandmother has already failed in an attempt to be allowed to look after her and today’s decision means the little girl is now destined for a “closed adoption” – after which her natural family may never see her again.