Sam Thomas and her baby in Ireland
The link is to Fabulous. That is the News of the World's magazine.
I am not sure the link will last for ever. Hence I have extracted some of the article.
As they count down to their due date, most mums-to-be are busy putting the finishing touches to the nursery and packing their hospital bags.
But not 19-year-old Sam Thomas. In the last weeks of her pregnancy, she became so terrified the British authorities were planning to take away her baby, she fled 262 miles from her Somerset home to Wexford in Ireland, where 7lb 5oz Ellie-Jay was born on September 30.
"She's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life. She makes everything I've gone through worth it," says Sam.
I am the MP referred to in the article. What is important about this is that it was another case where a baby was scheduled for removal at birth. Providing all the information to sensible authorities (and remember that a Social Worker from Somerset went to Ireland to argue for removal at birth) results in a sensible decision.
My advice to anyone running to keep their baby is to have things checked out and make sure that they provide all the information to the authorities where they are going.
We have contacts in a number of places who will support mothers (and fathers) who are running to keep their children from being stolen by the state. In Ireland there is a charity that will provide a small amount of funding as well.