Mother has SEVENTEEN children put into care over 20 years
14 June 2016, 17:23
Nairobi - Reports have emerged of a mother who has had 17 children taken from her and out into care over a 20 year period.
According to the Daily Mail, the mother, a resident of the United Kingdom, is believed to have been pregnant for most of her adult life and was not allowed to keep any of her children, most of which were taken from her just hours after birth.
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The figure, released by the Newcastle City Council, forms part of a programme aimed to help mothers who have made children removed from them multiple times, the Northern Echo reports.
Although the exact circumstances surrounding this particular case will not be revealed, it is believed that the mother could have been suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, domestic abuse or mental illness.
Read more at the Daily Mail