The Edinburgh Case: sickening assault on family life

The Edinburgh Case: sickening assault on family life
Two young children in Edinburgh are to be adopted by a gay couple, despite the protests of their grandparents.The devastated grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless they dropped their opposition.
Should proof ever be needed of the scandalous social engineering now so casually being carried out by certain European states, it comes in the case of the loving grandparents of two small children who desperately sought to adopt them but saw them instead placed with a gay couple.
A series of articles in the Daily Mail, January 28 - 30, 2009



 

MELANIE PHILLIPS: To place children with two gay men when an adoptive mother and father are available, just to uphold a brutal dogma, is a sickening assault on family life
By Melanie Phillips

When homosexuality was legalised back in 1967 did anyone dream that some four decades on a British grandmother and grandfather wanting to adopt their own grandchildren would be refused permission and the children adopted instead by two gay men?
The case in Edinburgh reported today, where precisely this grotesque development has occurred, illustrates the sickening way in which what started out as a decent attempt to be tolerant towards a minority lifestyle has turned into a totalitarian assault upon family life and human rights.

The Daily Mail, January 30, 2009

 

 

'You'll never see your grandchildren again': Social worker's warning to couple after they spoke out over gay adoption row
By Jonathan Brocklebank and Michael Seamark

A social worker at the centre of the gay adoption row told the children's grandparents they will never see them again because of the publicity surrounding the case.

Heather Rush telephoned the youngsters' 26-year-old mother after the family publicised their grievances with her council department.

Mrs Rush allegedly said the price they will pay for speaking out is complete loss of contact with the five-year-old boy and four-year-old girl.
The Daily Mail, 30th January 2009

 

 

Social services Stasi should hang their heads in shame

By Amanda Platell

Should proof ever be needed of the scandalous social engineering now so casually carried out by our state, it comes in the case of the loving grandparents of two small children who desperately sought to adopt them but saw them instead placed with a gay couple.

The decision was made to refuse the grandparents the right to raise their own blood relatives and instead give them away to two gay men ‘in accordance with who can best meet their needs’, according to the social services jargon.

But how can two strangers – gay or straight – best meet the needs of two children abandoned by a drug-addict mother for whom the only constants in their short, difficult lives have been their loving grandparents?

The Daily Mail, 29th January 2009

 

 

PETER HARRIS: No one said Cherie Blair was too old to be a mother at 45...Do social workers have grandparents?

By Peter Harris
 Do social workers have grandparents? One is bound to ask this question when you hear of cases like that of this Edinburgh couple aged 46 and 59 respectively.

In the minds of some social workers there seems to be a real prejudice about age which makes them turn to foster care and adoption, rather than care by grandparents.
After all, Cherie Blair was 45 when she had her fourth child, and Tony was 47 - did anyone seriously suggest that they were too old to be parents?

What has happened to the Edinburgh couple is all too often reflected in some of the 8000 calls that the Grandparents’ Association advice line receives each year.

The Daily Mail, 29th January 2009

 

 

Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: 'We want to stay with our gran and grandad'

By Jonathan Brocklebank and Michael Seamark
The mother of two children who are being adopted by gay men even though their grandparents want to care for them wept yesterday as she told of her final meeting with her son and daughter.

‘I told them, “Listen, Mummy is not going to see you for a while”,’ she said. Her son replied: ‘But Mummy, I want to come and stay with you and Granny and Grandad.’

The row over the future of the five-year-old boy and four-year-old girl intensified yesterday after the Daily Mail revealed details of the heartbreaking case. Their
grandparents spent two years fighting for the right to care for the children, whose 26-year-old mother is a recovering heroin addict. She desperately wanted her parents to look after them.

The Daily Mail, 29th January 2009

 

 

'They say we're too old to care for our grandchildren': Social workers hand brother and sister to gay men for adoption

By Graham Grant and Marcello Mega
Two young children are to be adopted by a gay couple, despite the protests of their grandparents.

The devastated grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless they dropped their opposition.

The couple, who cannot be named, wanted to give the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister a loving home themselves. But they were ruled to be too old - at 46 and 59.

For two years they fought for their rights to care for the children, whose 26-year- old mother is a recovering heroin addict.

They agreed to an adoption only after they faced being financially crippled by legal bills.

The final blow came when they were told the children were going to a gay household, even though several heterosexual couples wanted them.

The Daily Mail, 28th January 2009

 

 


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