1. In the Beginning there was a Petition: to Abolish Forced Adoptions in the UK

The online petition to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent came about thanks to Florence Bellone, a Belgian journalist who had received a radio prize for her radio program on the children snatched and forcibly adopted in the UK. She has helped some 150 parents, and it took about 100 before they even began to talk. For ‘gagging’ is part of the State system that steals children from their parents and covers it up with ‘institutionalised hypocrisy’.

‘Gagging’ means being forbidden to speak out under the threat of imprisonment. It’s called ‘contempt of court’ when you do and can be punished with up to seven years imprisonment.

John Hemming MP was the first to use ‘Parliamentary privilege’ to name a mother victim and her local Council in Parliament: Vicky Haigh and Doncaster. The Independent published The Untold Story of Gagging Orders.

Florence had spoken with two members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who had suggested that we need a petition with 2,000 signatures. So I tried different platforms with slightly different titles:

All in all, I submitted the following documents to the EU Petitions Committee:

  1. Abolition of Adoptions without Parental Consent
  2. 12-page Dossier of Online Evidence
  3. Using the Secrecy of UK Family Courts to Cover-Up Criminal Activities.


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