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UPDATE: THE KID IS THEIRS!!! Another kid found? What is going on here??

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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Update: It's their kid.  Heads are gonna roll...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24645947


OP:

http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/news/blonde-haired-blue-eyed-girl-7-taken-from-roma-family-in-dublin

A blonde haired blue-eyed seven year-old girl has been taken from a Roma family in Dublin and into care by the HSE in a case remarkably similar to the Greek stolen child scandal.

The Sunday World can exclusively reveal that the child, who is living with a Roma gypsy family in Tallaght in south Dublin, was taken away by gardai following a major investigation on Monday afternoon.

Gardai received a tip-off from a member of the public that a six or seven year-old girl was living with a large Roma family but looked nothing like any of her supposed siblings.

Officers from the child protection unit attached to Tallaght station called to the home on Monday afternoon and spoke with two Roma adults.

There were a number of children in the house and one was a young girl who had blonde hair and striking blue eyes.

She looked nothing like anybody else in the house but the adults maintained that the girl was their daughter.

They were asked to produce a birth certificate but could not find one. In the meantime gardai made contact with a hospital consultant in and asked if it was possible for Romas to give birth to blonde children, considering their natural dark complexions.

The consultant said that this would be extremely unusual. The parents claimed that the child was born in the Coombe hospital in Dublin in April 2006 but when gardai contacted the Coombe they had no record of the child having been born on the date the parents claimed. 

After two hours in the house the parents eventually produced a birth cert and a passport. However the birth cert was inconclusive and the passport picture was of a baby and could not be matched to the seven year-old.

Senior gardai visited the house and contact was made with the HSE. It was decided to take the child into HSE care while an investigation continues.

It is understood that gardai may seek to take DNA samples from the parents and the child to fully determine whether they are the biological parents.

Nobody has been arrested and gardai are trying to confirm the information given to them from the Roma parents.

They have lived in Ireland for years but it is understood they regularly go back to Romania.

A garda spokesman has confirmed that an investigation is underway.

The Tallaght case is similar to the case in Greece that has made headlines around the world.

A young blonde haired girl was seized from a Roma camp by police after they became suspicious that she looked nothing like her alleged parents.

The child, who is aged between four and six and is known as ‘Maria’, only speaks a Roma dialect and it is feared that she was kidnapped.

Her supposed parents Christos Salis (39) and Eleftheria Dimopoulou (40) have been remanded in custody by a Greek magistrate while the police investigation continues.

The pair claim they took in the child as an “act of charity” because her natural mother could not look after her.

When officers raided the encampment which was 200 miles north of Athens, they found weapons and drugs.

It has been claimed that Maria was made to dance for money and was generally mistreated.

Greek police have received dozens of tip-offs from around the world about who ‘Maria’ might be.

It is understood they are treating a handful of leads as promising. 

The case has raised the hopes of families of stolen children like Ben Needham and Madeleine McCann, that they may still be alive after being trafficked into child slavery or adoption rings.

by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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by Ruby Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

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goddess99
by Silver Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM

This is another one? Not the little girl with the braids? Ugh wtf!

Twix.Leigh
by Platinum Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Sooo for that first one listed, what happens if DNA comes back as her parents were being honest? Are people just taking kids that don't look like their parents now? I look nothing like mine..
Or is there more that I'm missing? Aren't birth certificates supposed to kind of be, official? :/
mom2_2542
by Gold Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:37 PM
This was my thought too..I hope therr are other considerations other than "the kid doesn't look like the parents."


Quoting Twix.Leigh:

Sooo for that first one listed, what happens if DNA comes back as her parents were being honest? Are people just taking kids that don't look like their parents now? I look nothing like mine..

Or is there more that I'm missing? Aren't birth certificates supposed to kind of be, official? :/

MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM
I am on the fence about this.
I look nothing like my mother or father. I know I am theirs.
People are going to be harassed now by police if.their child doesn't "match" them?
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FoxFire363
by Ruby Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Birth certificates are often forged in such cases.


Quoting Twix.Leigh:

Sooo for that first one listed, what happens if DNA comes back as her parents were being honest? Are people just taking kids that don't look like their parents now? I look nothing like mine..

Or is there more that I'm missing? Aren't birth certificates supposed to kind of be, official? :/

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Crazy, and like PP said, I don't look like my family either. They are all Irish with red hair and green eyes, freckles and super pale. I have dark hair, brown eyes and honey colored skin.

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