Telegraph UK: “Mum has nine kids taken away”

The language used in this article surprised me. I hope there is more to this story than what is included in this article. It is very concerning as a child welfare advocate that this family was split apart without attempts at services, and the use of the word "addicted" regarding the woman’s multiple pregnancies.

There must be more going on . . .

Mum has nine kids taken away

Mother ‘addicted to having children with controlling ex-husband’
A MOTHER addicted to having children has seen all nine taken into care because of her inability to break away from her controlling ex-husband.

Six of the children have been taken away for adoption, two are in long-term foster care and yesterday a judge ordered the youngest child to be taken away from the mother and made available for adoption.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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  1. I agree that something seems amiss there.
    My mother had seven children taken from her. Five (including myself) when I was nearly 10 years old, the two more later on.
    And while everything I know about what happened to her indicates it was the right thing to do, I can’t help but wonder if her family could have survived intact had she received the care and support she really needed.
    The social workers that knew for for a few decades that I met at her funeral were visibly disturbed when the exact likeness of her in male and not schizophrenic form walked in and started asking a lot of questions.

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