We submitted “Abolition of Adoptions without Parental Consent” to the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament. It was discussed in the Committee meeting on 19th March 2014 and can be viewed on http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20140319-0900-COMMITTEE-PETI My six-minute presentation is on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvQFlFy9Cs.
We achieved our first milestone: a fact-finding visit was promised and has since taken place on 05 November 2015!
The more signatures we keep getting, the more obvious the need for investigation and debate in Parliament and Council. http://bit.ly/14llA10
In addition to this most popular one, there are currently the following petitions for signing:
- The Secrecy of the Family Courts should be lifted now:http://bit.ly/kExfF1
- Stop Forced Adoptions in the UK: http://bit.ly/1tXhmO4
- Petition to President Judge Munby to stop forced adoptions:http://chn.ge/10GODkJ
- Stop Secret Family Courts encouraging Forced Adoptions:http://bit.ly/18Ur0qy
Evidence is provided by:
- A ‘Dossier of online Evidence’ on http://bit.ly/13erbXH
- According to this reference to a Parliamentary record, 50 children a year DIE in care: http://bit.ly/17akQ5j and some 10,000 go missing from care: http://bit.ly/1Ed1tEp.
- And according to this Daily Mail article, http://dailym.ai/17gprCM 1,000 children a month are taken into ‘care’.
- Channel IV publishes: a child is taken every 20 minutes: http://bit.ly/1sYSBxq.
- An LBC report says: 7,000 child sex abuse cases in the UK: http://bit.ly/1z5zN3i
This is based on what’s unique in the UK: http://bit.ly/MbzhX3
- The UK is the ONLY State in the WORLD that gags parents whose children have been taken by Social Services. See The Independent’s ‘Untold Story of Gagging’ Orders on http://ind.pn/kPhKRn
- The UK is the ONLY State in Europe to regularly encourage forced adoption: www.forced-adoption.com
- The UK is the ONLY State in Europe to regularly encourage Punishment without Crime on www.punishmentwithoutcrime.wordpress.com, i.e. the taking of children by Social Services from parents who have not committed any criminal offence.
- The UK is the ONLY State in Europe taking children for emotional abuse and ‘risk of emotional abuse’ – on the basis of predictions from overpaid ‘experts’ that one day parents just might harm their children.
- The UK is the ONLY State in Europe to censor conversation between parents and children in care. Children are left wondering what they have done wrong, as parents are forbidden to explain the situation, or discuss the court case in any way. Phrases such as “I love you and I miss you” are also forbidden under the threat of contact being stopped immediately, if the parents ‘transgress’.
- ‘Punishment without Crime’: http://bit.ly/1373zV4
- National Inquiry into Organised, Orchestrated and Historic Child Sexual Abuse: http://nationalinquiry.wordpress.com
- ‘Child Snatching’: http://bit.ly/14SwfFx
- The Portuguese Pedro Family: http://pedrofamily.wordpress.com
- Phil Thompson and Family: http://philthompsonfamily.wordpress.com
- US mother Melissa Laird: http://melissalaird.wordpress.com
- Latvian mother Laila Brice: http://lailabrice.wordpress.com
- The Nigerian Musa Family: http://gloriamusa.wordpress.com
- Vicky Haigh losing her daughter to her abusive father: http://vickyhaigh.wordpress.com/ – the first mother and Council named in Parliament – thanks to former MP John Hemming
- Whistleblower Kids aka The Hampstead Scandal
We started our plea to “Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent” in the Petitions Committee of the EU Parliament in 2013:
After 20 more petitions from the UK and over 225 from Germany, there are now plans for debating the subject in the EU Parliament (751 MEPs) and the EU Council (Heads of 28 Member States).
But support has to be shown from the electorate. Here are therefore the email addresses of the leaders of the political groups. Please tell them how child rights and child abuse cuts across all political boundaries, by signing this petition or emailing them yourself!
- email@example.com – Secretary General of Socialists & Democrats
- and firstname.lastname@example.org – Chairman of the Socialists & Democrats
- email@example.com – Policy Advisor of European People’s Party
- and firstname.lastname@example.org – Chairman of the EPP Group
- email@example.com – Secretary General of European Conservatives and Reformists
- and Syed.firstname.lastname@example.org – Chairman – President of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group
- email@example.com – Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Chair of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
- email@example.com – President, Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left
- Guenglfirstname.lastname@example.org – Communications contact for the Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left
- Rebecca.email@example.com – Co-president of The Greens / European Free Alliance
- Philippe.Lamberts@europarl.europa.eu – Co-president of The Greens / European Free Alliance.
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