This Lithuanian article For drunken past – a terrible punishment for the mother – triggered this blog post:
The Slovakian Government succeeded in getting the two Boor boys returned after demos outside the UK Embassy and significant TV coverage.
A year later, the Slovak TV station produced this subtitled programme, when it learned that the precedence set by Slovakia had not made a difference in the UK:
The Agent of the Government of the Slovak Republic before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg is now going to organise an international conference in September which is bound to make a real difference to everybody concerned.
The Portuguese Pedros ‘pilgrimed’ to Brussels with me, where we petitioned to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent. Afterwards their Consul and Embassy attache negotiated with Lincoln Council and their five children are to be returned to the Social Services of Portugal.
Similarly, the Latvian Ambassador has offered to negotiate with Merton Council on behalf of Laila Brice and her daughter. They both petitioned in Brussels on behalf of the younger daughter who was taken four years ago, aged two and is to be adopted without the mother’s consent.
In Brussels, I read out the petition by Lithuanian Ale Ambrasaite who couldn’t come for health reasons.
Now her story appeared in this Lithuanian paper. May Slavic and mediterranean family cultures overcome the dreadful UK/US model currently at work!