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Mother Loses Right to Keep Baby Secret From Husband

Family Law

In A (a child) (father: knowledge of child’s birth) a mother requested that the Father not be told of the fact she had his baby – which she wanted adopted.  The judges at The Court of Appeal refused to back what they called “a great lie”.  The circumstances of the case are extremely unusual.  The ruling does help clarify that withholding information in respect of paternity will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances and even then, only for good reason.