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London: Lesbian adoption decision delayed following Somali protests

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  1. If the mother is giving up her child, should she really have a right to complain?
    Kaz

    1. judgemental and mean

  2. That There Other David 3 Feb, 11:42am

    Anyone who would rather a child stays in the care system rather than go to a family they personally don’t like the idea of should be dismissed out of hand. There is a welcoming family waiting for this girl, one that will probably even encourage her to remember her heritage, but as per usual the backwards religious types would rather the child lose any chance of a stable upbringing because it offends their Cultish nonsense.

    Events like these give even more credence to the theory that religion is a mental illness.

  3. Once again the needs of a child are secondary to adults’ desire for their superstitions to be obeyed. A child will be denied that opportunity of a loving home because someone doesn’t want their non-existent sky spirit offended. Disgusting.

  4. Unbelievable. What will happen when they protest about wanting sharia law?

    Can you imagine them delaying the decision if 40 racists had protested against a white kid being placed with a black family.

    One rule for racism, another for homophobia.

    1. rapture 3 Feb, 8:53pm

      Sharia law is already operating throughout the uk in sharia courts, even Islamic tv channels incorporate sharia law scheduling.. It is not officially law as yet , but that will probably happen in the future.

  5. vanessacrepeau 3 Feb, 12:12pm

    Excellent

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Feb, 12:18pm

    So, they’d rather the child remain without a loving family, in limbo just because the adoptive parents aren’t black or worse are lesbian? Where are the non-whites then, why aren’t they prepared to adopt a child of similar ethnicity? Do they mean to say there aren’t enough non-whites and Muslim in the UK? This is more to do with homophobia than anything else.

  7. Iain Logan 3 Feb, 12:26pm

    The ‘CHILDS beliefs’!! Yet another example of how we force religious labels on children, its disgraceful! How is this not being seen as an infringement of the lesbians couples rights?

  8. I take it not one of the more than 50 Somali women was willing to adopt the child herself, then?

    It is truly amazing what people feel strongly, yet not strongly enough to do something positive, about.

    1. Vicky laylor 3 Feb, 1:07pm

      That is a very strong point!

  9. I wonder if a Somali couple would take on a gay child? here you have to decent people trying to do something to assist and they are being treated like leopards – yes it would be best if the child could be placed with people of the same, I presume this as not be possible in this case

  10. Vicky laylor 3 Feb, 1:03pm

    Britain is a diverse country & as such people who come here from other countries need to realise this & except this rather than trying to change the laws/influence our laws to suit the morals of the countries they originate from. This is not racism as every other country in the world would expect you to adopt their traditions & values, so same applies in Britain. Saying that same sex couples should not adopt is like saying that white people should not adopt black children, which is a load of rubbish, as like some one once sang, all you need is love, people can still learn about their culture through other means. As a person who’s ethnic origin is Jamaican, I don’t see my self as any less English than my fellow white friends who’s origin, originates from England, & prefers Blitey over Jamaica.

  11. Vicky laylor 3 Feb, 1:15pm

    As a person of a black ethnic origin, I hate it when other black people/origins come out with nonsense like these Somali’s are, as I think it makes ethnic minority communities in this country look really narrow minded & backwards. & a lot of this attitude derives from religion, which is partly why I hate religion, except may be with the exception of Buddhism which teaches tolerance, peace & love & caring.

  12. Robert S 3 Feb, 1:28pm

    This is a huge issue, though many will not realize just now. The UK has a rapidly growing Muslim population that hails from what are possibly the most homophobic countries and cultures in the world. We have a battle of sorts between cultural sensitivities and LGBT human rights. If the adoption is cancelled, it tells a great deal about which “sensitivities” will come first and about how equality laws can be expected to apply only to those “communities” that agree with them, which is a very dangerous precedent. Especially as a white mother would probably be told to sod off if protesting her daughter’s adoption by a Muslim family.

  13. …. and if they give in to this lot, what happens when a catholic objects to a child being placed with a gay couple …. or a black parent ….? It is all complete nonsense. And if this family who put this child up for adoption is on objecting on the grounds that The child will not be brought up’ in their culture’, then perhaps they themselves should think very carefully about remaining ‘in our culture’ before returning to their country of origin. Or are they perhaps trying to colonise Britain by stealth……?

  14. I personally find disgraceful that people protest for the decision to give the child to a lesbian family…they should be happy that the baby will have a loving and supportive family, but unfortunately ignorance and homophobia are always high in particular in some communities and backgrounds.

  15. allancsn 3 Feb, 3:30pm

    Having worked with several children’s services and community groups,across London, I have seen less than a handful of ethnic minority couples willing to adopt any child never mind within their own group. I have seen large numbers of ethnic minority fosterers who run their caring as a business rather than a family homes. I often felt that placements in these ‘businesses’ were quite damaging for the child. These kids know when people are just doing it for the money.
    I can guarantee these Somalian woman would not adopt any child – neither would they be allowed to by their husbands or religious leaders. I can also bet that this protest is being directed by a man.
    It tales a unique person/couple to take a child as their own – forever. It is truly depressing how few will – and finding placements for any kids to match their ethnic background is difficult if not impossible even within some EU groups.
    This is a religious/political gesture with no concern for the child or the couple

  16. so it’s totally ok for Somalis not to tolerate gay people in UK? I can’t believe this!

    1. rapture 3 Feb, 8:49pm

      You better believe it , as it’s quite acceptable for muslims not to tolerate gay people in England 2014

  17. Funny how these bloody people get into this country then want their way. These people are muslims they hate gay people cause they are muslims….well we dont like you very much but we would rather take care of their children cause they CAN’T do it. Pathetic hetero’s. Piss off back to pox ridden Smalia.

  18. Colin (Queenstown/London) 3 Feb, 7:50pm

    Do whats right for the child.

    Everyone else stand aside or you bring up the child. East to throw stones…religion!

  19. Erica Cook 3 Feb, 10:36pm

    If she wanted her child adopted into her faith she should have gone to her place of religion to look for a family instead of leaving it up to the government.

  20. Ali Cat 4 Feb, 12:58am

    From what I understand of the situation, the mother has mental health issues and is not able to bring up her children. I believe she has two other children in care. Instead of organising the protest to stop this child being adopted, why don’t the community worry about finding homes for the other two children? They’re trying everything to stop this adoption and to find flipping anybody other than the lesbian couple to adopt the child, yet the other two children are left in care. Why don’t those trying to stop the adoption adopt one of them instead? The obvious answer being that those protesting don’t give a stuff about the children, they just don’t want a Somali child being adopted by lesbians.

  21. If you read the article properly you would see that the mother had her 3 daughters taken away due to mental illness. 4 members of the child’s family applied adoption but the couple theirs accepted. thighs nothing to do with race or same sex relationships utility a lack of processing applications properly before deciding a poor child’s future along with her forgotten siblings who are in care. Makes me sick reading comments that people have made about the Somali community, truly makes me wonder what sort of society we live in in 2014 when an article about a poor child turns into a pure hate.

  22. If you read the article properly you would see that the mother had her 3 daughters taken away due to mental illness. 4 members of the child’s family applied for adoption but the couples application was accepted. By Law it states that a child should be adopted Into a similar background if possible so that it can integrate. this case has nothing to do with same sex relationships but the failings of a council and a lack of processing applications properly before deciding a poor child’s future along with her forgotten siblings who are in care. Makes me sick reading comments that people have made about the Somali community, my forefathers including my great Uncles fought in world war 1 and 2 and I was raised here so if your asking me to bugger off ill go back to east london where im from. truly makes me wonder what sort of society we live in in 2014 when an article about a poor child turns into a slogan for uneducated racists.

  23. If you read the article properly you would see that the mother had her 3 daughters taken away due to mental illness. 4 members of the child’s family applied for adoption but the couples application was accepted. By Law it states that a child should be adopted Into a similar background if possible so that it can integrate. this case has nothing to do with same sex relationships but the failings of a council and a lack of processing applications properly before deciding a poor child’s future along with her forgotten siblings who are in care. Makes me sick reading comments that people have made about the Somali community, my forefathers including my great Uncles fought in world war 1 and 2 and I was raised here so if your asking me to bugger off ill go back to westlondon where im from. truly makes me wonder what sort of society we live in in 2014 when an article about a poor child turns into a slogan for uneducated racists.

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