This is the story of a little Indian girl in Scandinavia abandoned by her adopters and betrayed by the State. Statistics are showing that the rate of adoption failure in these countries is quite high, leaving rejected adoptees to be institutionalised and marginalised once more in their adopted land.
Global child rights discourse often turns the spotlight on how children are treated – historically and in present times – in the Third World. But it is also educational to turn the gaze around to study the treatment of children down the ages in the West. In this article we look at the child in Imperial Britain, Germany (Prussia) and France – the three dominant powers of Europe of the time.
Parents in the world’s leading welfare states are increasingly facing disagreement, hostility and suspicion from public services over their children’s medical treatment.
In this article you hear the voice of children against the Child Protection Services (CPS) – two girls who ran back to their mother after years of forced foster care and a little boy whose cries for his mother went unheeded. Also note the way the child who resists being separated from his family is drugged into submission by the system. This is also yet another story of Western CPS preying on mothers fleeing domestic violence.
This article startlingly anticipates the bizarre and tragic drama that unfolded in April 2018 in Britain in the case of Baby Alfie Evans. It would appear that children as state property has an ancient legacy in Europe.
A Member of the European Parliament writes about Norway’s Orwellian system of “child protection”.
A case for abandoning utopian communitarian ideals in child welfare for a balanced approach that gives due consideration to family and love in child-raising.
Danish-based Indian journalist Mrutyuanjai Mishra writes about the proposed “ghettoudspil 2030” law that targets Danish ghetto areas where immigrants tend to be concentrated and under which it would be easier for child protection authorities to remove immigrant children. This appears to be an extension of steadily tightening immigration rules that are even discriminating against returning Danish expatriate’s families, particularly those with foreign spouses.
Not only has the child protection industry been ignoring the culture of abuse of children outside the home, they have been guilty of molesting children themselves. What this does tell us is that the child protection industry has not been under sufficient scrutiny to keep to any standards – whether in the character of the people it hires, or in the quality of the work being done.
UNICEF’s and international aid-organisations’ nation-wise ranking criteria for babies and children are racist and unhelpful.