Just read a most disturbing story, and thought I’d give it out to you all.
When I did the video on Baby P, and told people to be aware of what our government was about to do, in the name of child protection, I had many who resented my apparent insensitivity to the issue.
Well, you get what you ask for if you don’t stand up to the system…
Now before you say anything about the gay couple issue, that is not the point! I want you to read the whole article. and understand how the two boys are in care and are about to be adopted away from their mother and grandparents.
Family in 11th-hour legal battle to halt brothers’ adoption by gay couple
The brothers have been in foster care for two years. Social workers began to monitor their mother when she suffered post-natal depression after the birth of her first son though there is no suggestion that she has harmed or neglected the children.
The boys were placed on the ‘at risk’ register four years later after her husband hit her.
Social workers claimed the 38-year-old mother had allowed them to be ’emotionally harmed’ because one of the boys witnessed his father physically abusing her.
The couple later separated and the mother took out an injunction to stop her estranged husband coming to the family home. However, she relented and agreed to let him see his sons. When this was discovered, social workers took the children into care in March 2007.
She says: ‘The boys kept saying they missed their father. I made a mistake by letting him back to see them. But that does not mean I should lose my sons for ever.’
BTW, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Here we have a case from January
“How can you tell a mother that when she’s never going to see her children again?”
The five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister were being cared for by their grandparents because their mother, a recovering heroin addict, was not considered capable.
But social workers stepped in to remove the children from their care because of concerns about their age, despite the grandmother being just 46 and the grandfather 59.
Their 26-year-old mother, who cannot be be named to protect the identity of her children, has condemned the decision and says she wants her children to be raised by a “mum and dad”.
This article has a number of other stories of similar cases.