In May 2013 we had lodged Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent with the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament. Thanks to Latvian Tatjana Zdanoka MEP, it was on the agenda of 19 March 2014, as can be viewed on this official video.

On 10 December 2013 Judge Swindells QC disposed of the parents’ consent “in the interest of the children” so that the three elder Pedro children were placed permanently in foster care and the two youngest were to be made available for adoption.

Below are my six minutes of live presentation to the EU Petitions Committee, where the Pedros were in the public gallery.

And here is the 3-minute summary of our Brussels visits by Portuguese TV:

14 09 19 Jose and Carla

For the UK Embassy in Brussels we had packaged un-believable facts about child ‘care’ and protection into a dossier that Phil Thompson tried to deliver, as shown on this TV clip, together with Terence Steele – two more families destroyed by UK Social Services.

John Hemming MP‘s contributions after our journey:

The draft agenda for the meeting is here.

The Minutes are here and include these decisions:

  • re individual petitions: petitions to be kept open. Letters would be sent to the municipal and national authorities in the Member States involved to invite them to give their reactions to the allegations made by the petitioners and to explain their actions. A letter would be sent to Commissioner Reding to urge the Commission to act and to study ways in which it could approach cases as had been brought to the attention of the Committee in the petitions and to propose legislation accordingly.
  • re collective petition: petition to be kept open. Letters would be sent to the relevant national and local authorities in the UK, as above, to invite them to give their reactions to the allegations made by the petitioner and to explain their actions. The Members’ request for a fact finding visit to the UK and a public hearing would be referred to the coordinators.

More on

Here’s the petition where we continue to collect signatures, with its 12-page Dossier of online Evidence.

And here’s a Facebook page to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent!

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