Whereas Douglas James Foote (hereinafter called the child) was born on 19 August 1964 and was the subject of an application for adoption made to the Magistrate's Court at Christchurch by Leslie David Foote late of Christchurch teachers' college lecturer deceased (hereinafter called the father) and Jean Catherine Leigh Foote his wife (hereinafter called the mother) upon which an interim order was made in favour of the father and mother on 13 October 1964:
And whereas the father died on 17 February 1965:
And whereas no application for a final order of adoption of the child had (or could have) been made prior to the death of the father but such application was made by the mother on 13 April 1965 and on 1 June 1965 a final order was made by the court in favour of the mother:
And whereas it is accepted by all interested parties that it would have been the wish of the father that the child should have been recognised as his child and by having the father's name entered on the child's birth certificate should share in any benefit arising upon his death:
And whereas it is the desire of all interested parties that the wishes of the father (hereinbefore referred to) be carried out by ensuring that the interim order of adoption in respect of the child shall be deemed for all purposes to be and always to have been a final order.