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Please join us in thanking the Lord for the outcome in a previously unannounced family case, in which 4 children who were removed from their Christian parents will not be adopted. For the present they will instead remain with their foster carers and continue to have contact with their family, with the possibility of being reunited with their parents in the future.

The children, all under the age of 8 at the time, were removed by the local authority in February 2015 because there were concerns about the parents’ choice to home school and the mother’s ability to manage the demands of her young family. Although the local authority was originally content for the children to be cared for by their grandparents, it then changed its position and applied for a drastic adoption order which would have meant splitting the children between two homes as well as permanent separation from their own family.

At the conclusion of this week’s hearing the Judge refused to grant the adoption. He ordered that the current foster care arrangements should continue, allowing contact between the family and their children. A support system will also be put in place for the parents.

The Christian Legal Centre provided legal support to the family at the initial stages of the case and has followed developments throughout.

Please also continue to pray for the Brown family as they wait for a decision in their case.

Related Links:
Court of Appeal: Boys' removal from Christian parents to be scrutinised 
Watch: Family 'destroyed': Christian parents reveal the story behind their sons' removal   


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