Fjordane district court decided that the Norwegian-Romanian couple in Sogn og Fjordane who was stripped of her five children will be given back the youngest child.
This information comes from the couple’s lawyer Ragnhild Torgersen NRK news Wednesday.
The couple was in December last year deprived of their five children by child welfare authorities and charged with domestic violence. The case, which is still under investigation, has led to several demonstrations in Europe and North America in support of the couple.
The two went to court to get back the children who were placed in three different foster homes in Western Norway. Now it is certain that they will recover the youngest, a baby.
CPS has not yet decided whether they will appeal against the court’s decision, said Councilman in Naustdal, Øyvind Bang Olsen.
In an interview on Romanian television, the couple admitted that they have given the children a slap on the butt and pulled them in their ears – even though they knew that such upbringing methods are illegal in Norway. The couple are Pentecostals and several supporters argue that the fear of Christian indoctrination was the cause of child welfare decided to take the children.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today