Supreme Court rejects adoption requests, says it will not provide any legal benefit to children

Kuo ‘ikai tali ‘e he fakamaau’anga’ e kole ‘a ha ongo mātu’a ne na toki mali ki mui he 2015 ke tohi ko e fanau mali ‘ena fānau ne fanau’i ki mu'a te’eki ke na mali. Pehē ‘e ‘Eiki Fakamaau Lahi Paulsen ‘e maumau’i ‘e he kole ko ‘eni ‘a e lao ki he fānau mali’ kapau ‘e tali ‘ena kole’. E kei tu'u leva pe 'i he tohi ta'u 'o e fānau' ni ko e fānau 'ikai mali kinautolu.

The Supreme Court has turned down a request from a married couple to adopt their children who were born before they were married. The couple have three children. In his summary of the case, Lord Chief Justice Paulsen said because they were born while their parents were living together as man and wife but unmarried,…


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