A single woman who was chosen to adopt a boy subjected him to four years of beatings and abuse.Whoops!
The adoption was one of the first by a single mother after social workers and adoption agencies began looking for single parents and gay couples to adopt, in some cases in preference to married couples.And why…?
Surely it’s the child’s welfare that should be put first, not whatever mad theories are whirling around the social work seminar network this week?
Still, as long as she was experienced in child rearing and…
The 43-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had never lived in a long-term relationship or been married when social workers decided she was suitable to adopt.Hey, let’s dispense with all that ’experience required’ nonsense in things like gas fitting, nuclear technician posts and airline pilot positions too, what could go wrong?
I guess they figured because she was a woman, she’d be a natural at that child-rearing thing. It comes with the equipment, doesn’t it?
Yesterday she was given a conditional discharge after admitting child cruelty.Eh…?
Sorry, I need to see that again:
Yesterday she was given a conditional discharge after admitting child cruelty.Oh, for f…
It’s enough to make you weep. Read what she did to the child:
The boy - whose age during his time as an adopted child was given only as under 12 - came from a troubled background, Exeter Crown Court heard.Yeah, it’s a bit more extreme than the ‘naughty step’.
Within a short period after he went to live with the woman, she began to use violence to try to control his behaviour.
Incidents included smacking him in the face and digging fingernails into his chin, kicking him while he lay on the floor, lying on top of him, and grabbing his arms.
On one occasion she pushed his face into a plate of hot spaghetti as a punishment.
Still, maybe she was one of those cunning people that the SS just can’t seem to spot when they are right under their noses? Maybe she was adept at disguising injuries via the careful application of chocolate, and was never in when the SS came to check up?
During therapy sessions, the boy spoke of physical abuse and said that he did not want to go home.And of course, since prevailing social worker belief is that children don’t lie (see various ‘Satanic abuse’ hoaxes), that’s when the problem came to light and the…
However, the abuse continued until last year when a social worker noticed pinch marks on his arms. The boy has since been found a new home and the woman has been told she cannot adopt again.Ah. Guess the ‘children don’t lie’ meme is merrily thrown out the window when one of the pampered pets of the Righteous is in the firing line…
Still, at least one SS was switched on enough to notice that maybe unhappy child + visible marks might = bad news on the publicity front.
And the ostensible reason for this poor child’s plight? A crazy theory, of course:
In the late 1990s, social workers began to choose single parents as adoptive mothers on the grounds that children who had been born to single parents are better brought up in one-parent homes.*sigh*