May I ask you to join me for a good cause? Maybe you're aware of the international criticism Norway faces on its child welfare system. Children are being removed from their parents far too quick for no good reasons. Several of these cases are pending before the European Court of Human Rights. Media like BBC, Arte, ORF and others have reported it.
On July 23rd, 2013, Norway's Child Protective Services ("Barnevernet") took 19-month-old Tyler from his mother Amy Jakobsen, an American citizen. Amy was accused of still nursing Tyler. Doctors told Amy that 19-month-old Tyler should weigh 10 kg (~22lb) instead of 9.6 kg (~21 lb). According to growth charts, 9.6 kg is a completely normal weight for a boy Tyler's age.
But Barnevernet thought they knew best. They seized Tyler and placed him in a foster home immediately, without any investigation. This is not only a case of Government overreach but also a clear violation of Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
An other court trial just took place on 29. & 30. April 2019, as the Norwegian authorities now want to finalize forced adoption for Tyler. The verdict is expected end of May or early June. This might be Amy's LAST chance to regain custody for her child or at least get visitation rights back. She was deprived of both as Norway's CPS views her American citizenship as potential abduction risk.
With this public protest we want to appeal to the Norwegian Government to respect fundamental Children's rights and to reunite Tyler with his loving mother Amy.
➡️ Detailed background story:
➡️ Current online petition:
The protest will take place in Vienna near the Norwegian Embassy. Posters will be provided.
Address: Reisnerstraße 54-56, 1030 Wien