December 11, 2007

Na verdade eu ia postar sobre outra coisa, mas fiquei tão indignada com essa notícia que não ia conseguir não falar nisso hoje.

Anger as Dutch couple give up Korean girl, 7, they adopted as baby over 'failure to fit in'
Last updated at 17:24pm on 11th December 2007


A Dutch couple has sparked outrage by giving up a seven-year-old South Korean girl they adopted as a baby – after claiming she didn't "fit in" with their life-style.

The diplomat and his wife, who had taken in the child after failing to conceive, handed her to social workers in Hong Kong after having two biological children.

They claimed the girl, who was adopted when four months old and has lived in the territory since she was three, was struggling to adapt to their culture, including food.

Now the Hong Kong's Korean community is trying to find a home for the unnamed child who is currently in foster care after being given up last year.

The girl, who speaks English and Cantonese but not Korean, is neither a Dutch citizen nor a Hong Kong resident, so her future in the territory is uncertain.

In South Korea, parents cannot return adopted children, but no such law exists in Hong Kong.

The diplomat told reporters, who agreed to his anonymity, that his family was struggling to cope with their decision and said his wife was having therapy.

"It's just a very terrible trauma that everyone's experiencing," he said.

"My foreign ministry knows about my situation.

"I have also been in touch with the Hong Kong Government and they have been very helpful to me and so has my own employer."

But the plight of the girl has sparked anger among social workers and many of the seven million people living in the territory.

"It's bizarre. I don't think it has anything to do with cultural shock," said Law Chi-kwong, an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong's Social Work department.

"The child grew up with them. They adopted her when she was a baby; they are responsible for shaping the child's mind and culture.

"How can you say the child cannot adapt to the culture in which she was raised? This is just ridiculous."

Members of Hong Kong's Korean community have flooded the country's consulate with offers of help.

Mark Choi, a spokesman for the Korean Residents Association in Hong Kong, said: "Several families have come forward to offer to adopt or foster the girl."

Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department said it was working with the adoptive parents and relevant parties on the future care of the girl.

It refused to disclose any other details.

Peter Mollema, spokesman for the Dutch foreign ministry in The Hague, said: "These are personal, private matters not shared with everybody at the ministry.

"Right now, we're trying to get the facts straight."


Como assim, mané? Pegaram a menina aos quatro meses de idade e agora, SETE anos depois, me vêm com essa, dela "não se adaptar"? Eu fico irada com esse tipo de gente, e juro que até pensei em eu mesma adotar a menina. Imagina o sentimento de rejeição que vai ficar eternamente na cabecinha dela? Ninguém merece isso, muito menos pela falta de noção dos outros. Aaagh.

5 comments:

Cris A. said...

O engraçado é que eles entregaram a menininha depois de terem tido dois filhos biológicos; aposto que eles se arrependeram e usaram essa (péssima)desculpa para justificar. Patético.

"Now the Hong Kong's Korean community is trying to find a home for the unnamed child..."

Como assim "unnamed"?! Nem nome eles deram?

Gal said...

Tô besta! Como assim??? Inacreditável. E, quando eu li, acho que o fato deles terem conseguido filhos biológicos foi um fator decisivo!
Tô besta!

Annix said...

Cris, eu acho que chamaram de "unnamed" por dois motivos - não tinham descoberto o nome dela ainda, e também pode ser porque como ela agora nào tem mais família, ela não deve ter sobrenome...

Gal, eu tb acho! É de chocar mesmo...ah, quer saber? Melhor pra menina, pelo menos agora alguém legal pode adotá-la. Deusmelivre viver com essa "família".

Kris said...

Meu... Speechless.

Bebete Indarte said...

Eu sempre chego tarde, e hoje vim aqui e li essa pérola.

Como essas pessoas podem DORMIR a noite, claro:
A custa de muito sonífero, pois isso é crueldade nua e crua.
E se ainda fosse "boer"(colono/fazendeiro) até podia ser que a menina tivesse aversão a comer todo dia batata cozida e repolho...e salsichão 99% gordura animal.

Afffff
Fiquei mais revoltada do que já estava.