Ana Dias Cordeira is the journalist who wrote the most diligent and detailed articles about the Pedros at the time. Now she studied the underlying issue more deeply and wrote an article that reads a bit funny in the Google translation: Cases of children removed from families in the UK grew up with incentives to adopt.
Among the thousands of families who say they have unfairly lost the kids, in recent years, a few dozen arrived in Brussels. The European Parliament asked for an investigation to the European Commission.
The case of Pedros’ family, whose five children were removed in 2013 in Grantham, and the Portuguese mother in May this year was without the baby of five months in Southend-on-sea, are the most visible side of a situation which affects other Portuguese families living in the United Kingdom – will be at least five – and, in recent years tens of thousands of mainly British and foreign families.
The frequency and severity of cases is not now, but this year prompted a petition to the European Parliament with more than 3,600 signatures involving families who claim to be victims of unjust processes, completed, in some cases, with the irreversible adoption of children without their consent. Continue reading