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The five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister were being looked after by their grandparents because their mother, a recovering drug addict, was not considered capable.
But social workers stepped in after allegedly deciding that the couple, who are aged 59 and 46, were "too old" to look after the children. They were allegedly stripped of their carer's rights and informed they would be barred from seeing the children altogether unless they agreed to the same-sex adoption
The children have been in foster care for two years while their grandparents battled the social services department in court. However, the cost of legal bills forced them to drop the case and relinquish their rights.
The grandparents reluctantly agreed to adoption, provided the children were found a "loving mother and father". They were told last Thursday that two homosexual men had been chosen as the adoptive parents.
Social workers have moved to take into care a baby born to an obese mother.
The mother — who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the children — gave birth by Caesarean section last week in a Dundee hospital but was told within 24 hours that she would not be allowed to keep the baby.
She has already had the youngest of her six children, aged 3 and 4, removed from her care because social workers feared that they were at risk of becoming obese. The 40-year-old mother weighed 23 stone before falling pregnant.
A mother had her twin babies taken from her by social workers after she joked that their caesarean birth had ruined her body.
And when the desperate woman lost her temper at social workers who had taken her babies, officials said she had 'anger problems' and could pose a threat to her twins.
Originally posted by andy1033
You should see my life in london. Since 1992 i have not had a personal moment in my life, in privacy. Mind control monitored, since then, i could not go and do anything, without people knowing, and trying to destroy it.
Uk is a menace to peoples lifes.
Originally posted by Wotan
And what is your goal?
It seems to me from this thread and others to which you have previously and recently posted that you have an ulterior motive and are trolling.
Originally posted by Dermo
From what I can gather by the way you are writing what you are writing, you are trying to imply that the UK is completely screwed and has succumbed to some form of Orwellian system in an Authoritarian totalitarian regime that has only one goal - to control everything... and all this is based on examples that are irrelevant in relation to the issue as a whole.
Originally posted by AlienChaser
When I began to look at all of the instances of children being forcibly taken from their mothers, and laws such as not being able to play with your own children on a playground. Yes I will admit that words like Orwellian, and Authoritarian entered my thoughts. Quite frankly I am very surprised to see so many who would not only agree with the examples that I cited, and the hundreds more I provided links for, but stand up for them.
Perhaps you have simply grown used to it.
I do not understand your statement that my examples are irrelevant to the issue as a whole.
Originally posted by maya27
You are either, very nieve, or you are the one who is blind.
Or, maybe you are a social worker. Which wouldn't surprise me. You sound like an opinionated idiot.
So when a doctor obviously reported a situation to a social worker where parents refused to take his advice and were going to continue on a path where their child was going to become more ill as a result of not eating.. then said child ended up in hospital for two weeks..
Do you not think it was fair enough that a social worker checked on that child? And if they viewed the parents as a possible danger to that child, then should they not protect it and evaluate the situation?? Which is what happened.
There are a million and one things I disagree with with the UK system but I don't sit on my high horse and attempt to paint a picture of an entire country as a disastrous Authoritarian system when the system in my country is almost exactly the same in every way.. And that is where my main argument is with the op...