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Netherlands: Dutch Turks demand end to homosexual and Christian foster parents00:44

Netherlands: Dutch Turks demand end to homosexual and Christian foster parents

Netherlands, Lelystad
March 22, 2013 at 15:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Netherlands: Dutch Turks demand end to homosexual and Christian foster parents

A protest against the Dutch foster-care system was organised by hundreds of Dutch Turks and supporters in Lelystad, a city north-east of Amsterdam, on Friday. The Dutch Turks protested against the placement of Islamic foster children into Dutch foster care with Christian or homosexual families. Many of the protesters believe that the Dutch foster care sector should attempt to maintain a closer religious and cultural identity for adopted children to that of their biological parents.

The issue was first raised following a televised statement in Turkey by the biological mother of a foster child, Yunus, who is in the care of a Dutch lesbian couple. The mother said that the Turkish Prime Minster, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, should intervene in order to get her child back. Several Dutch Turks reacted on social media by planning protests to coincide with an official state visit by Erdogan.

The lesbian couple along with their Turkish Dutch foster son have now gone into hiding. Yunus has been in their care since he was five months old after the Dutch Child Care Agency believed that the boy was being physically abused by his biological parents.

Netherlands: Dutch Turks demand end to homosexual and Christian foster parents00:44
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Netherlands: Dutch Turks demand end to homosexual and Christian foster parents

A protest against the Dutch foster-care system was organised by hundreds of Dutch Turks and supporters in Lelystad, a city north-east of Amsterdam, on Friday. The Dutch Turks protested against the placement of Islamic foster children into Dutch foster care with Christian or homosexual families. Many of the protesters believe that the Dutch foster care sector should attempt to maintain a closer religious and cultural identity for adopted children to that of their biological parents.

The issue was first raised following a televised statement in Turkey by the biological mother of a foster child, Yunus, who is in the care of a Dutch lesbian couple. The mother said that the Turkish Prime Minster, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, should intervene in order to get her child back. Several Dutch Turks reacted on social media by planning protests to coincide with an official state visit by Erdogan.

The lesbian couple along with their Turkish Dutch foster son have now gone into hiding. Yunus has been in their care since he was five months old after the Dutch Child Care Agency believed that the boy was being physically abused by his biological parents.

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