2-Day-Old Baby Was Taken From Her Mother With A Mild Intellectual Disability And Placed To A Foster Family
June 6, 2019 13:01 By Fabiosa
This story shocked people worldwide and divided them into two opposite camps. A 2-day-old baby was taken from her mother with an intellectual disability and placed to a foster family.
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Give me my child back!
A story that happened several years ago in Massachusetts made headlines nationwide. A 2-day-old baby girl was taken from her biological mother because of the woman’s mild intellectual disability.
A 21-year old Sara Gordon (she used this name as a pseudonym) experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her newborn daughter was taken from her by the Department of Children and Families.
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DCF suggested that Ms. Gordon would be unable to raise her baby due to her special condition. According to a federal report, Sara had difficulty reading and following oral instructions.
Ms. Gordon was furious about the DCF decision and filed a federal complaint to get her daughter back.
After 2 years of legal battle, Sara finally reunited with her little daughter. The Department of Justice agreed that the state acted illegally when took the baby from her mother.
The reports of the case claim:
Gordon is a loving, caring, and conscientious mother who is willing to do whatever it takes to have her daughter in her life.
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However, the mother herself confessed there were times when she almost lost hope to get her child back. Sara lives with her parents, and her mother revealed:
It’s been very hard. There’ve been nights when I went to bed crying. We didn’t know if we would win or lose.
Hopefully, this story has a happy ending. We are really happy for Sara and her daughter and wish them all the best.
A similar case happened with a couple from Oregon. Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler’s two sons were taken from them due to their ‘low IQ’.
After 4 long terrible years in awaiting and tough legal battle, the couple’s sons Christopher and Hunter (they were in foster care all this time) finally reunited with their biological parents.
Do you think the government (or anyone else) has a right to make such a life-changing decision to take a baby from their parents without having any certain proofs of their disabilities? We really want to hear your opinions about this ambiguous thing.