Removing this 3 year old is devastating and wrongwelovegrayson | Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
As Fathers and Families has highlighted a number of the family law issues involved in the recent Vaughn-Wyrembek adoption dispute (both in blog posts on this site and on our official Facebook page), we are seeing a great deal of discussion on this topic. One voice that has risen out of this discussion is that of longtime Fathers and Families supporter Eric Reines, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dr. Reines disagrees with much of what we have posted to date on the subject. His statement on the case is below:
Responsum in re Adoption of G.V., by Eric Reines, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Life is tough. But let it be tough on me, not on my child.
This is the nobility of spirit, the humanity, that I aspire to, and that I expect of Fathers and Families.
Removing a three-year old child from loving parents, the only parents the child has ever known, is devastating, and wrong.
Only the most extenuating circumstances justify such an action: If the child were in danger from the parents; if the parents had kidnapped the child….
But none of this is the child’s fault, and all of this should be obvious to any mature adult. The child must not suffer for it. But the adults must. The adults must work together to lawfully change bad laws. [continued at Fathers and Families]