FCC embroiled in adoption legal wrangle

Francistown Civic Center PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Francistown Civic Center PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The Francistown City Council (FCC) recently found itself embroiled in legal drama involving the care and adoption of a minor child allegedly abandoned by birth parents.

The legal battle started when the council found an error in investigations regarding the process of adoption and immediately ceased the visitation rights of the supposed parents indicating that it would be halting the adoption process which was already in motion.

The decision as explained by the supposed adoptive parents forced them to take legal action arguing that they had already bonded with the child and were keen on finishing the adoption process of the baby. Justice Jennifer Dube of Lobatse High Court has interdicted the council from interfering in the care and visitation rights of the supposed adoptive parents.

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