German children's office still discriminatory: Polish families
PR dla Zagranicy
The German children’s welfare agency, the Jugendamt, is still discriminating against foreigners, a group of Polish families has said.
One of the Polish mothers whose children were taken by the German agency. Photo: PAP/Marcin Bielecki
The group said that the agency is “intentionally hindering them from contacting their children”, and is even “taking children” with little or no legal basis.
At a recent press conference organised by the Polish Association Against Discrimination against Children in Germany, four Polish families said that Germany's Jugendamt recently took a total of nine children.
Wojciech Pomorski, president of the Polish Association said that contrary to the wishes of one mother, the children who were taken from her were separated into different foster families.
Some of them went to a home where they were raised by a pair of homosexual women, Pomorski added.
This is not the first such incident where the German agency has been accused of unfairly treating the Polish minority in Germany.
Last year, a family court in the southern German town of Kirchheim unter Teck ordered that a newborn taken away from her Polish mother merely three days after birth should be returned to the family. (rg)