GN & Anor v ML & Anor (XP 115/2019) [2020] SCSC 159 (26 February 2020);

Headnote and Holding: 

Joint application by a married couple to jointly adopt a child.  The child to be adopted is not residing in Seychelles as required by Section 34(2) of the Children Act, and therefore, this Court is barred from making the adoption order being sought for because of the lack of jurisdiction.  The application is therefore dismissed.

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