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IN RE F.R. (AN INFANT)

(1972) JELR 64982 (HC)

High Court  •  24 Mar 1972  •  Ghana

Coram
OSEI-HWERE J.

Judgement

OSEI-HWERE J.: This is an application for the adoption of F. R. an infant aged three years. The applicant is the natural father of the infant and he brings this application alone. The facts disclose that the applicant is employed by the Mim Timber Company as their production manager on a very attractive salary. In August 1968, he married under our customary law Miss Felicia Dwira, and on 10 March 1969, they had an issue, the subject of this application. In July 1971, the marriage broke down and Miss Dwira had to leave the matrimonial home. The marriage was subsequently dissolved.

In September 1971, the applicant got married to one Miss Helena Grace Hagan who now lives with him at Mim. The infant has been living with the applicant since July 1971. The applicant who is an expatriate (and not a citizen of Ghana) brings this application to adopt the infant to enable him to bring her up in a deserving manner. Even though the mother has withheld her consent the applicant prays the court to d…

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