A family of a 10-week-old baby girl who was taken from her mother in a Winnipeg hospital returned custody of the baby.
The girl was taken from her mother about 2 months ago. Only this Thursday, March 21, the court decided to transfer custody of the baby girl to her great-aunt. After the end of the court hearing, the woman was very happy and said that God had heard her prayers.
A video when the baby was taken from the mom, which was shot by a family member, was published on Facebook and received more than 500,000 views. The written report stated that social workers had taken the child because the mother had used psychoactive substances and she had obvious mental health problems.
The mother was shocked, as she had already agreed that the custody of the baby would be given to her great-aunt. When the woman came out of the court, she said that she is glad that the situation is finally solved. However, she is still under a negative impression of everything. Both women said that it was incredibly important for them to make the child stay in their family.
The video has aroused a lot of negative feedback from Facebook users, especially among Indigenous people. They believe that the problem is quite acute because about 90% of detained children are those of Indigenous origin.
The mother of a baby girl said that she is going to combat her addiction. She also added that social workers knew about her health problems and used that information against her.
The woman plans to take part in raising her daughter. The father of the baby also wants to be in the girl’s life.
The girl’s family hopes that their struggle will become an example for other people that everything is possible and that they shouldn’t give up when it comes to children.