Child Care Proceedings Exposed

Forced Adoption and the Mums on the Run

Wed 15 Jan 2014 12:30 BBC Radio 4

Hundreds of parents have already fled the UK to avoid having their children forcibly adopted by social services. And more will follow, it’s predicted , as the number of contested adoptions continues to rise. John Waite meets some of the “mums on the run” and some of the clandestine support networks that are helping them. Providing shelter, food, advice and money – all the things that are necessary for a new life abroad. He also hears of growing international concern about the actions of British social workers, most notoriously in the case last month of an Italian woman who was forced into giving birth and having the child adopted because she was deemed to be a risk to its safety. For more information Click Here

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