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Wrongful removal cases

Title Date
Couple from Basildon, United Kingdom 2009 Jun 6
Mr. and Mrs. N 2009 Feb 1
Cirila Baltazar Cruz 2008 Nov 8
Emily Burgess 2008 Mar 3
Leo Ratte 2008 Apr 5
Encarnación Bail Romero 2007 May 22
Richard and Susan's daughter Jenny 2007 Apr 1
Philip O'Gorman 2006 Jan 1
Pauline Goodwin 2005 Jun 1
Mark and Nicky Webster 2003 Oct 1


Title Publication date
Stamford mother in race against time to win back custody of son 2014 May 10
Appeals court upholds adoption of Guatemalan child by SW Missouri couple 2013 Oct 9
Long-running legal battle over adoption of child returns to appellate court 2013 Sep 1
Government Audit Raises Suspicions of Wrongful Adoptions 2012 Oct 5
Adoptions furore continues 2012 Oct 1
British Government Reacts To Child Snatching Allegations 2012 Sep 25
British court lets children return home 2012 Sep 24
Slovaks protest at Britain's 'illegal child snatching’ 2012 Sep 22
Slovak Government Challenges U.K. Foster-Care Ruling 2012 Sep 19
Scores of Slovak mothers protest in front of British Embassy in Bratislava 2012 Sep 19
Slovakian grandmother wins right to challenge High Court adoption ruling keeping grandsons in the UK 2012 Sep 19
Foreign government may take UK to European court over its 'illegal’ child-snatching 2012 Sep 15
Adoptions stir emotions 2012 Sep 10
MP raises Slovak adoption worries 2012 Sep 8
US Supreme Court considers whether jailed Guatemalan immigrant should regain custody of son 2010 Nov 10
State judges pose questions in international adoption case 2010 Nov 9
Supreme Court hears arguments in adoption dispute 2010 Nov 9
Adoption case attracts attention of immigration, advocacy group 2010 Nov 3
Missouri Supreme court to consider Jasper County adoption fight 2010 Sep 23
Carthage adoption case may make it to Missouri Supreme Court 2010 Aug 30
Carthage couple battle for their adopted child 2010 Aug 14
Mo. court sides with immigrant in adoption appeal 2010 Jan 25
Couple accuse social services of 'kidnapping' daughter 2009 Nov 27
Adoption system is UK's shameful secret 2009 Oct 10
'Secret agenda to score adoptions' 2009 Aug 22
B.C.'s child watchdog says injured baby should never have been in care: advocate 2009 Jul 29
I want to come home mummy 2009 Jul 10
Child snatched in RSPCA raid must be given up for adoption, rules judge 2009 Jul 9
'Social workers took away my twins after I'd joked that birth spoilt my body' 2009 Jun 20
'Social workers took away my twins after I'd joked that birth spoilt my body' 2009 Jun 20
Immigrant fights to keep baby girl 2009 Jun 15
UK couple who fled here fight to keep baby 2009 Jun 7
British baby siezed in Ireland after parents flee social workers over custody row 2009 Jun 6
How dare they say I'm too dumb to be a mum: Defiant mother speaks out after courts rule she's 'too stupid' to care for her child 2009 Jun 5
Mother fights claims she is 'too stupid' to bring up child 2009 Jun 1
The best mothers don't have to be clever 2009 Jun 1
Court takes child of ‘stupid’ mother 2009 May 31
'They stole my little girl,' says mother judged too stupid to care for her baby 2009 May 31
Baby was put in care even though mother ‘posed no risk’ 2009 May 1
After Losing Freedom, Some Immigrants Face Loss of Custody of Their Children 2009 Apr 22
Inspirational women of the year: Alison's son was snatched away after she was wrongly branded a child abuser 2009 Apr 16
Social workers said because I was a soldier, I was more likely to be violent to my own children 2009 Apr 4
DHS audit finds children are removed too often 2009 Feb 25
State shouldn't be so quick to separate families 2009 Feb 23
Report: Michigan relies too much on foster care 2009 Feb 18
The ethics of keeping a child from its parents 2009 Feb 16
'We're classed as child abusers' 2009 Feb 16
Social workers who snatched four-day-old baby put her up for adoption over unproven abuse claim 2009 Feb 14
Family justice: the secret state that steals our children 2008 Dec 28
Damages win for Tim and Gina Williams - falsely suspected of abusing their children 2008 Dec 23
Mother flees abroad with her son to escape social workers 2008 Dec 20
When should a child go into care? 2008 Nov 18
House of Commons Hansard Debate 2008 May 19
Constitutional Danger in the State Taking of Children from Parents 2008 May 2
State of Michigan Seizes Boy after Father Gives Him Mike's Hard Lemonade, Unaware it Contains Alcohol 2008 Apr 30
Hard lemonade, hard price 2008 Apr 28
Dad's simple mistake leads to serious consequences when son is taken away 2008 Apr 28
Ann Arbor dad's simple mistake leads to serious consequences when son is taken away 2008 Apr 28
Couple in bid to get children back from social services 2008 Apr 2
Couple falsely accused of child abuse go to court to try to get their family back 2008 Mar 29
Newborn baby taken from its mum by Gardaí 2008 Mar 19
Newborn baby is taken off mum after she flees to Ireland 2008 Mar 11
Heavily pregnant woman is missing 2008 Mar 3
Mother-to-be flees UK for Ireland in adoption row 2008 Mar 3
The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services 2007 Nov 16
Mum's fight to get her baby back 2007 Oct 27
Battle to get Laura home 2007 Oct 26
John Hemming's petition on behalf of Rachel Pullen 2007 Oct 23
Are over-zealous social services acting on orders to meet adoption quotas? 2007 Oct 14
Are over-zealous social services acting on orders to meet adoption quotas? 2007 Oct 14
Couple falsely accused of child abuse win first round in bid to get their family back 2007 Oct 6
Couple falsely accused of child abuse win first round in bid to get their family back 2007 Oct 6
Landmark human rights battle by mum of six backed by campaigning MP 2007 Sep 17
Straw rethinks councils' cash for adoption targets 2007 Sep 15
"My baby will be taken from me the moment it's born" 2007 Sep 6
Courts won't reveal rulings in adoption cases 2007 Aug 6
Be sure of facts before families are torn apart 2007 Jul 3
Missing children 2007 Jul 2
Transcript: Missing Children 2007 Jul 2
Parents win right to keep fourth child - but vow to fight for the other three 2007 Jul 1
Who is to blame for the Webster saga? 2007 Jun 30
Nearly 30 babies taken into care each year 2007 Jun 29
Couple who fled UK may keep baby 2007 Jun 29
Norfolk couple can keep baby 2007 Jun 26
Couple likely to keep young son 2007 Jun 26
Norfolk couple can keep son for good 2007 Jun 26
Parents 'incapable of child abuse' 2006 Nov 13
Parents battle for child custody 2006 Nov 8
Baby's parents under a microscope 2006 Nov 8
Baby Brandon is home as parents fight on 2006 Nov 7
We felt we could not trust anyone 2006 Nov 6
Websters reveal life under scrutiny 2006 Nov 6
Couple who beat court secrecy can take baby home 2006 Nov 4
How the battle for baby Brandon unfolded 2006 Nov 4
Couple take baby home 2006 Nov 4
Couple hope to keep baby 2006 Nov 4
Couple win baby battle 2006 Nov 4
Blow struck for open justice at High Court 2006 Nov 3
Couple allowed to take baby home 2006 Nov 3
Couple in adoption row allowed to take baby son home 2006 Nov 3
Delight for 'child abuse' couple as judge rules they can take son home for the first time 2006 Nov 3
Couple get to take son home - for now 2006 Nov 3
Baby Brandon set to come home 2006 Nov 3
Missing mum hands herself in at JPH 2006 Aug 17
Appeal for missing pregnant woman 2006 Aug 16
The day they took Scott 2002
A story so sad it's kinda scary 1999 Aug 9
Knock on the door… and a child's world fell apart 1998 Mar 20
Rape-case therapist gives up license 1996 Mar 20
Wade case stirs calls for more accountability in child-abuse probes 1995 May 15
State may suspend license of therapist 1995 Apr 21
Sexual assault trial ordered for Carder 1994 Sep 15
Convict charged in Wade rape case 1994 Feb 18
Suspect switch poses dilemma in child-rape case 1992 Dec 31
Bungled child abuse cases 1992 Nov 25
Sex, lies and county government: Abuse case shows it all 1992 Jul 19
Grand jury: classic flaws in rape case 1992 Jun 27
Family's ordeal continues after father wrongly accused of rape 1992 Mar 8
Fears over 'unjust adoption rise'
Judges condemn "foul play" on adoptions
Experts worry child deaths will lead to `panic'
Lawsuit alleges Singing River, DHS conspired to 'steal' Mexican woman's baby
Is the state guilty of child kidnap?
Family justice: the secret state that steals our children
Baby taken from 'unfit parents'
Give us back our children