Organizations fear the forced adoption of disabled children

Date: 2014-07-07
Source: (google translation)

Rødovre Municipality may become the first in the country to be forced adopt a disabled mother’s child. It is of great concern to disability organizations.

By: Naja Dandanell, Berlingske News

Land Court during the summer to decide whether a young brain-damaged mom can keep in touch with her ??seven year old daughter, or whether the girl should adoptable of the foster family, she has lived with since she was a baby. The signs told the paper. This is the first time in recent history that a child of a disabled person can end up being given up for adoption against the parents’ will.

The case is also fundamental because it may set a precedent for similar cases in the future. And the very fact of great concern among the country’s disability organizations who fear that the case of Rødovre will pave the way for a practice of adoption services for disabled children. “We view the matter with great concern that it will be the first of many.

This is not just an attack on the parents, but also very much on the kids, “said Chairman of the LEV, Sytter Kristensen, told the paper. Chairman of the Danish Disability organizations Stig Langvad believe that the case can be seen as the latest of many examples of a growing resentment against people with disabilities in Denmark. “We have the last 10 years have witnessed a disturbing trend in society’s view of people with disabilities. The savings have been massive and tone of the public debate heavily brutalized even among politicians who insinuates that disabled parasites on society and cost us dearly. We also see an increase in discrimination and outright vandalism against people with disabilities. This is the latest example of its kind. And here you go even up close and declare a group of Danish citizens unfit to enter into a relationship with their biological children, “said Stig Langvad the newspaper. , the law from 2009 says that according told the paper that children can be set for adoption if the parents’ inability to even take care of their children stand to change.