Government: You're Cleared of Child Abuse, But It's Too Late to Have Your Children Back

Mark and Nicky Webster's children were taken away by UK's social services after doctors found small fractures in their son's leg, mistakenly thought as caused by physical abuse but later found to have a rare medical cause.

When they went to clear their names and get their children back, the courts said that it was too late ...

The couple's nightmare started in October 2003 when Mrs Webster took their second son to hospital with a swollen leg.

He was found to have a number of small fractures which doctors said could be caused only by physical abuse.

The following year they were permanently removed and put up for adoption after a one-day court hearing.

Medical experts later concluded that the injuries were not caused by violent twisting and shaking, but were symptoms of rare case of scurvy. [...]

The Appeal Court ruled on Wednesday that even though the Websters 'may well' have been victims of a miscarriage of justice the adoption order on their eldest three children could not be revoked because the youngsters are now settled with their adoptive parents.


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Having the benefit of being a parent on my side, if I ever adopted and a few years later was told the child was wrongly taken from his/her parents, you can bet your sweet tookus I'd be letting the child go back. "Think of the other parents." Bull.
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