posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 12:58 PM
It must be hell having your kids snatched from you when you know you're done nothing wrong and it must be a living nightmare to have them paraded on
web-sites for would-be adopters. I think every family is under threat if this practise is allowed to continue. The irony is that some of these
social workers come straight from university and they haven't got children of their own, never mind knowing how to look after them.Here's another
wee snippet from those articles. It couldn't read any worse. - - "Recently I wrote about a two-year-old English girl whose parents have been at
the centre of a David versus Goliath battle to keep her, reaching the highest courts in the land. They say bluntly that she has been stolen by the
The girl was advertised in the media on a website, breezily called London Kidz, for would-be adopters. Placed with her picture was a blurb saying
she was a smiling child who liked a cuddle.
Yet the snappy advert covered up the devastating truth: that her birth parents, decent people from Enfield, North London, love her dearly and
have fought like tigers to halt her removal. They have failed.
Last autumn, they said goodbye to her at a meeting watched by the local council's social workers, who claim they cannot be trusted to care for
Almost certainly she will never see them again. Nor is she likely to learn of their desperate attempts to stop her forced adoption.
For the other day, at the request of Enfield Council social workers, a judge in London's High Courts of Justice issued a draconian order
gagging the parents from revealing anything about their daughter until her 18th birthday in 2022. (Enfield incidentally, has been offered a tasty
£900,000 incentive to meet its adoption targets.)
The order means the parents can no longer protest publicly or explain in any meaningful detail their side of the story. They cannot disclose
her name, nor show her picture, to anyone-in the media.
On the grounds of protecting her identity, they are also barred from talking about what happened in the myriad court hearings and case
conferences with Enfield social workers that began before she was even born in December 2004.
What an irony that is, especially as it is the social workers themselves who paraded their daughter - using her distinctive name and
photograph - on a website. Yet, if her parents breach the gagging order they will be charged with contempt of court and could be sent to prison. "