Boy Gets His 13 Year Old Sister Pregnant, Court Determines Baby’s Fate
A judge has ruled that the child of a 15-year-old boy and his 13-year-old sister will be adopted.
The child was born two years ago to the now 16-year-old mother. Her brother originally denied he was the father, but a DNA test proved his paternity.
The mother and child were separated soon after the child’s birth and placed in separate foster homes.
Justice O’Hara made the decision for the child to be adopted, as the mother was found incapable of giving consent for adoption. The brother was scarcely involved in the proceedings.
“She is not in a position to fully understand the possible consequences of the various decisions which have to be made for herself and for the boy,” a psychiatrist’s report read.
Justice O’Hara wrote in his judgement that “she is undoubtedly capable of making some decisions as is shown by some elements of the psychological assessment but not a decision which is of a magnitude and which has the consequences of the present one.”
Before the child was born, the mother had a history with social services due to concerns about her own mother, stepfather, and siblings.
The judge views what happened to her as not being her fault but a consequence of how she was raised, reports the Independent.
“It is hard to identify any positive life experience which she has enjoyed,” Justice O’Hara said.
The name of the mother, father, and child have been kept private for legal reasons.
Source: Daily Mail
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It’s a sad unfortunate case. I feel sorry for this young girl. But far more than for her, my truly heartfelt sorrow and fear, also, are far more directed to that baby.
It can be said that their parents’ failure to provide adequate role models for these two children caused a chain reaction of misfortunes for their children that have now extended unto a third generation of that family tree.
I fear and fear a great deal that the worst of the sufferers concerned will be this new child, a catastrophic victim of circumstances.
Rather than be a cause for celebration and joy for a family and friends and for a whole community, this new life represents a trail of occasions for sorrow, deep angst, and weeping instead.
This is a baby whose genetic structure is the consequence of a brother-sister union and is likely headed for an unhappy life full of health complications of all sorts.
This story troubles my heart and mind, not for my own sake, but for that of this little one.