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Algerian couple shown to be Haddile's parents

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post 27.Nov.2012, 08:19 AM
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A DNA test has shown that an Algerian couple are indeed the birth parents of Haddile, a two-year-old who faced deportation after being abandoned in Sweden and assaulted by her step-father, a lawyer for the couple has said.

"They've received an answer from the Swedish embassy that the DNA test proved they are Haddile's parents," the couple's lawyer, Fatima Benbraham, told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

She expects the couple to come to Sweden on December 7th.

Carl-Olof Lindberg, who represents Haddile, told TT he has warned the social services administration in Lund to be ready for every possible scenario when the toddler's birth parents arrive.

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post 27.Nov.2012, 09:20 AM
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In Algeria, children born out of wedlock are not recognised as "proper" family members, Haddile will be ormally and informally classified as ….. the best translation is "unsavoury". Usually, "unsavoury" children can not be registered as Algerian citizens, and they become therefore ineligible for schooling and certain other benefits. An "unsavoury" girl's future in Algeria is usually bleak, and often involves early marriage and pregnancy.
If Haddile's mother should abandon her once again, this time in Algeria, there are state childrens' homes for "unsavoury" children. The care provided in these homes is unimaginable to those used to Swedish standards, and to a child raised in a Swedish family, might best be described as Hell on Earth.
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post 27.Nov.2012, 09:48 AM
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This little girl already has a mommy and a daddy who provide her with a loving, stable, secure home. To put it crudely, spreading one's legs does NOT make one a mother.
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post 27.Nov.2012, 11:21 AM
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If this was a Danish, Norwegian, etc. kid I feel no one would question sending the child back to its natural parents.
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post 27.Nov.2012, 11:39 AM
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If the foster parents truly love this girl they should be happy to let her be returned to her biological parents. And to those of you talking glibly about how it would be better for her to remain with the adopted parents, you really want to talk to some adults who grew up as adopted children to understand what it's like growing up as an adopted child in a cold society (I don't mean the weather). Carl-Olof Lindberg has to do his job, but he too should realize that it is in the best interest of Haddile to be returned to her parents.
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post 27.Nov.2012, 03:17 PM
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What a little cutie. I sure hope the best interests of the child are considered here above parental rights and politcal interests.
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