➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
India: The threat posed by global child-rights conventions
Sunday Guardian – October 21, 2017
Norway, whose child welfare agency is notorious for snatching children unreasonably, especially of immigrants, is already using the Hague Convention to force back children leaving Norway with their parents when its child welfare services come knocking on the door. Recently I submitted a report to the Indian government on the wrongful confiscation of children of newly arrived Indian IT professionals by US Child Protection Services (CPS).Parents had proven themselves innocent, but not until after their children had been traumatised for months in foster care with strangers. Parents spoke of racism in the US child-care system. US lawyers, academics, and even child protection officials have said that CPS often wrongly removes children.