Parental rows result in adoption proposal
The link is to The Times story today which essentially starts with a row between parents resulting in a proposal for a child to be adopted. This is the case where mum then went on the run with her son (age 8).
Reading the article does anyone see in this sufficient cause for a child to be forcibly placed permanently with another family?Here is the judgment
I don't think the reporting of the article skews the judgment. The question that has to be asked is where the actions of the state in this case have managed to benefit the child "S" or anyone else.
It is entirely valid to ensure that a child's right of contact with both parents continue, but there is a serious question as to what extent the state should punish and maniuplate the child through the use of care proceedings.
There are obviously other aspects to this case that are not in the judgment (and in this instance I am aware of other factors).Daniel Finkelstein's article (relevant to the comments section)