Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Asylum claim pending for runaway parents
"Natasha and Erik’s twins were taken away by Norway’s child protection service as soon as they were born. Now the family are fugitives in Poland, in a case that’s appalled psychologist Einar Salvesen."
By Einar Salvesen
"In early June, Natasha and Erik took their nine-month-old twins and went into hiding. They had been told that Norway’s Child Protection Service known as Barnevernet were planning to take their girls away for a second time..."
"At this time Natasha and Erik escaped to Poland with their children. I have been informed by the Polish embassy that there is huge support for them by the Polish people. We have received videos, photos as well as reports from various sources concerning the children who are developing normally and are well cared for by their parents."
"Experts, both Polish and Norwegian, will continue to monitor the children’s safety and document their development and wellbeing for all the authorities involved - both Polish and Norwegian."
"With their asylum claim pending, the fate of Natasha, Erik and the twins is yet to be determined."
"There is no doubt this case highlights the very worst that can happen with Barnevernet and the limited recourse parents have within the Norwegian court system. But this case has also received widespread media coverage raising greater awareness within Norwegian society."
"It has shown how the system is broken and the many flaws that stem from the psychopathic culture that lies within it. My question is, how can we overhaul this system and create a dialogue so we can act in the best interests of both the child and the family?"