This well-known blogger (amongst Family Lawyers!) grasps the nettle of where adopters and LAs now stand following recent decisions on adoption and returning children already placed with the new family. And the answer is - massive uncertainty!
"I do honestly worry about these decisions. I think that it puts prospective adopters in a scenario that they never ever wanted to be in – a court battle fighting about where a child should live; it puts the child in a dreadful situation where they have been settled into a new home and then moved, and it puts the family in a position where the child has been placed with adopters and then returns to them and nobody can really predict the longer term impact or what support they need."