A mother has failed in a bid to be reunited with her daughter, despite the appeal court in London recognising the bond between them.
The child was taken in to care by Northants County Council in 2008.
The council said the girl's "emotional wellbeing" was affected by her mother's "paranoid personality disorder".
The Civil Appeal Court ruled that although the girl loves her mother, she had told her guardian she wanted to remain with her foster parents.
At the culmination of a two-year legal battle, the mother, from the Northampton area, took her case the Civil Appeal Court where she argued against previous court decisions to put her daughter in foster care.
Lord Justice Ward said it was "totally apparent" how much the mother and daughter loved one another, but he dismissed her case saying he could find "no error" in the previous rulings.