Madeleine Whelan, together with Malvika Jaganmohan from St Ives’ Chambers, considers the legal framework for the relinquishment of children for adoption for the August Family Law Journal. The article explores the practical and legal framework of relinquishing children for consensual adoption through the ‘fast-track’ route; in contrast with the traditional non-consensual adoption cases. The article explores the potential pitfalls of relinquishment, notably in cases where parents have changed their minds regarding adoption and the appropriate response for the local authorities to take in these circumstances.