WILL LITHUANIA FOLLOW the precedence set by Slovakia, Portugal and Latvia?

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!

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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6 Responses to WILL LITHUANIA FOLLOW the precedence set by Slovakia, Portugal and Latvia?

  1. Reblogged this on Victims Unite! and commented:

    Non-UK parents need to take the lead, it seems, in breaking the punitive and secretive culture of UK Social Services.

  2. gatobranco1 says:

    Dear Ms. Kurjo McNeil,

    British social services indeed should be challenged, certainly while their secretive prcedings are often unjust and absurd, and infringe basic human rights, however I do not believe that the case of Ms. Ale Ambrasaite would be the best occasion of doing so. From the article in Lithuanian(have you read it entirely?) it appears to me (her own words are quoted) that both she and her boyfriend had very severe alcohol addiction problem. Even if she claims that she has been cured now she is not to be trusted upon. Apparently the people who had dependence on alcohol are never really cured, their brains are permanently affected, they may restrain from alcohol for a time, but is suffices for them to take a little bit, and they can succumb to uncontrolable drinking fits for periods sometimes going into several weeks, and have to be treated again. Hard drinking is very prevalent in the Lithuanian and more generally in Slavic culture, unfortunately.

    As for the claims of not alowing to bring up the child in the Catholic faith, I have understood from the article in Lietuvos Rytas that the foster parent family to who the social services entrusted care are atheists(or maybe Buddhists?) and vegetarians, in this case it is hardly imaginable how they could give a Catholic upbringing to the girl? And why should they? It does not appears to me that Ms. Ambrasaite was a good Catholic after all, being a hard drinker and living with a boyfriend outside marriage. Getting so called “Holy Communion” for their children for a large party of Lithuanian people(a 70-80% are nominal catholics but only 10-20% are church-goers) is merely token ceremony without any deeper sense, just a fashion.

    So it is my idea that anti-forced adoption action groups should very careful in choosing cases they will combat the British social services upon, there are of course cases in which children have been taken without any satisfactory grounds, but the case of Ms. Ambrasaite is hardly one of them.

  3. gatobranco1 says:

    I think that countries as Lithuania, Portugal, Latvia, Slovakia etc. should deal not only with particular cases, but should also exert pressure on British authorities and insist on changing the procedures how British authorities deal with children cases involving non-British nationals. I think that the standard procedure for such cases should be the transferral of children to the social services of the countries of origin together with the deportation of parents also to their countries of origin, but not foster care or adoption in Britain.

    British social authorities should be also reminded that forcibly taking children from family without valid, secretive court procedures and forced adoption without parental consent may constitute a serious international crime, considered a crime against humanity. I think there were some members of the Argentinian military junta(1976-1982) convicted on this particular point. Such crimes are not territorial so theoretically any country could open a crime-against-humanity case and prosecute members of the British social services.

  4. gatobranco1 says:

    There are now trials going on in Argentina against judges and prosecutors who condoned illegal adoptions during the period of Junta. Their British emulators should beware and do not think their crimes will remain unpunished forwever.

    http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/womens-rights/wr-americas/argentina/1223-argentina-purging-the-legal-system-of-dictatorship-accomplices.html

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