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A MOTHER is taking her fight to the European Court of Human Rights after being forbidden from seeing her 3-yr-old daughter because she is not “clever enough.”
The woman, identified only as Rachel, has been told by a family court that her daughter will placed for adoption parents and be barred from contact.
This, despite the declaration by a psychiatrist that Rachel has no learning difficulties, “good literacy and numeracy and intellectual intellectual abilities within normal range.
Her daughter, K, was born prematurely and officials felt Rachel lacked the intelligence to cope with her complex medical needs Baby K was released from hospital into care and is currently with a foster family. Her health has now improved to the point where she needs little or no day-to-day medical care.
Her attempts to fight the city council’s adoption of her daughter have been hampered because her case was taken over by the official solicitor, a government-paid lawyer who acts for those unable to represent themselves. He was brought in to represent Rachel’s interests because she was judged to be intellectually incapable of instructing her own solicitor. He declined to contest the council’s adoption, despite her wish to do so.
Originally posted by Reading
They really control us over here, they have had more practice than anybody else you see,The english have been controlling things for a long time
Originally posted by jdub297
England thinks this is good government!
The UK ... sees no problem with this scenario!
Originally posted by Wertdagf
So her legal defence refused to contest the adoption process. Sound like the defence might have known more about this woman than the judge and made a decision in the childs best intrest.
A small weak premature baby in the hands of a poor work stricken single mother would really be a death sentance for the baby.
John Hemming, Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley, who is campaigning on Rachel’s behalf, said: “The way Rachel has been treated is appalling. She has been swept aside by a system that seems more interested in securing a child for adoption than preserving a natural family unit.”
After the psychiatrist’s assessment of Rachel, the court has now acknowledged that she does have the mental capacity to keep up with the legal aspects of her situation. It has nevertheless refused her attempts to halt the adoption process.
Originally posted by Mdv2 ...in the Netherlands ... parents were told to be weak-minded and therefore not capable of caring for their newly born child ... until it was ruled that they have every right to raise their child.