Girl, 14, forced to become pregnant with donor sperm bought by mother

(48 Posts)
ariadneoliver Mon 29-Apr-13 17:42:24
ZZZenagain Mon 29-Apr-13 17:43:02

yes, that is what I thought when I read it. Good grief. Poor girl.

Smudging Mon 29-Apr-13 17:46:23

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TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 29-Apr-13 20:51:06

Poor girl.

onedev Mon 29-Apr-13 21:00:46

I read that earlier too - horrendous. Poor girl.

YoniOrNotYoni Mon 29-Apr-13 21:06:18

Oh. My. Goodness. That's one of the saddest (on so many levels) stories I've read.

littleducks Mon 29-Apr-13 21:10:29

That is so awful, glad the midwives noticed something was wrong such a shame nobody did earlier.

mouseymummy Mon 29-Apr-13 21:13:37

Wtaf!! That's wrong on so many levels... Why the hell would you do that to your own child?

ubik Mon 29-Apr-13 21:14:40

Speechless

Surely there was more they could have charged the 'Mother' with.

Poor child was groomed to be a surrogate sad

almostanotherday Mon 29-Apr-13 21:22:37

hmmshockhmm

shock holy crap!

that poor girl sad

Coristarz Mon 29-Apr-13 21:34:12

Insane...
Poor girl sad

ripsishere Tue 30-Apr-13 03:23:50

Ublelievale. poor child.

thelittlestkiwi Tue 30-Apr-13 03:54:26

I wonder what has happened to her now. It's so sad. I hope she isn't being treated like a benefit scrounger with no prospects. She's obviously not going to be able to get financial support from the sperm donor.

It's heartbreaking.

thelittlestkiwi Tue 30-Apr-13 04:11:01

Gosh, that sounds a bit horrible. I don't think anyone should be treated as a benefit scrounger btw. I'd just like to see her supported and cared.

TheRealFellatio Tue 30-Apr-13 04:37:51

Unbelievable. If nothing else this story illustrates perfectly why home educating parents should not be paranoid and defensive about the authorities wanting to carry out checks on the progress and wellbeing of their children, and they should embrace transparency and be co-operative for the sake of children like this one.

While I am sure it's only a tiny minority there are undoubtedly people who choose to HE as a way of isolating their children from the rest of the world in order that their own very disturbing regimes can be imposed and systematic abuse can go undetected.

I have read similar things before and it always comes back to 'no-one knew anything untoward was happening because the family were socially isolated and the kids were HE'ed so no-one else got close.'

ThatVikRinA22 Tue 30-Apr-13 05:31:47

how sad, the poor girl would have gone to the ends of the earth to please her adoptive mum.
that woman abused that trust and love so badly.

MummaBubba123 Tue 30-Apr-13 06:20:11

;(

gorionine Tue 30-Apr-13 06:30:47

That pushes child abuse to a whole new level. Very, very sad.

Ledkr Tue 30-Apr-13 06:38:14

Wow. I work in adoption and am always a bit shocked at the international adoption process and how easily it is for the family to isolate.
Years ago (not in adoption) I had a sad case where a 12 yr old became pg. they took her baby and she went into care.
At 18 now with lots of issues (obviously) she is indeed treated like a benefit scrounger.
I haven't the vocabulary to express my anger at our system.

YoniMatopoeia Tue 30-Apr-13 06:39:57

Poor girl. I hope she now has proper support

hackmum Tue 30-Apr-13 09:28:18

Therealfellatio: "This story illustrates perfectly why home educating parents should not be paranoid and defensive about the authorities wanting to carry out checks on the progress and wellbeing of their children, and they should embrace transparency and be co-operative for the sake of children like this one."

I thought that too. The last government was going to introduce more stringent checks on home educators, in order to catch people who were abusing the system, but the legislation was thrown out by this government. It is pretty frightening to think that a parent can keep a child out of school for a reason such as this without anyone carrying out checks to make sure they're OK.

edam Tue 30-Apr-13 15:02:50

Horrific. Absolutely astonishing - who could even think of such a thing? I do hope the poor girl is getting help and support to try to come to terms with what happened.

FlowersBlown Tue 30-Apr-13 15:15:35

I also totally agree about more checks being needed to avoid abuses of home education. There were a lot of people from children's charities and the like who were in support of the proposed measures. I have seen HE used as a cover for dubious childcare practices and there was nothing thy could be done about it. Very unfair for the children involved.

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