Holiday abroad before adoption order
Our daughter was placed with us in March and is doing brilliantly. Before being linked we had booked an overseas holiday for the end of August. The courts are processing the paperwork for the AO now, but we don't yet have a date for the hearing. Social services have said that they will apply for a passport for us, and would like us to be able to go, however will NOT give permission if the AO has not been granted. The reason they have given is that if there is an accident or she falls ill then we may have to contact them for permission to give her medical treatment (obviously emergency treatment would be given anyway). We really want to go on this holiday, and have another child to consider as well. If we thought our daughter couldn't cope with it then we would not have asked, indeed the social workers have no qualms with that. My question is, is there anything we can do? Can they give us any more parental responsibility so that they can give us permission to take her? This must have been an issue within foster families and other adoptive families I'm sure. Does anybody have any advice please? Thank you.
I'll also post this on the adopters board.