Re: Harry John Shilling (An Infant) (Adoption Cause No. 15 of 1991 ) ((An Infant)) [1991] UGHC 6 (23 December 1991);


Search Summary: 

The petitioners are husband and wife who are British citizens but were residing in Botswana. Hence they are seeking to adopt a Ugandan infant.  

Headnote and Holding: 

The Court in denying the petitioners adoption referred to section 4 of the Children’s Act that the petitioners although they are both British citizens, they are resident in Botswana. The court stated that the wording of the section is mandatory and no discretion is left to the court and the law relating to adoption is very strict.


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