After International Pressure, Norway Returns Children to Bodnariu Family

Posted by Philip Kosloski on Tuesday Jun 7th, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Last November a Romanian Christian family living in Norway were accused of spanking their children, resulting in the seizure of their five children by Norwegian Child Protective Services. Some sources close to the family claim the drastic measure was motivated by anti-Christian sentiment and a belief that they were “indoctrinating” their children.

After more than six months of separation, authorities are returning the children back to their parents later this month. Continue reading “After International Pressure, Norway Returns Children to Bodnariu Family”

Norway caves to international pressure, returns children to Christian family


– The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 7, 2016

After international protests were held demanding the return of children who were taken away from their “radical” Christian parents, the Norwegian government last week agreed to let the children go home.

“The Naustdal Municipality of Norway has come to terms with Marius & Ruth Bodnariu for the return home of all of their five (5) children,” the family said in a June 3 press release. Continue reading “Norway caves to international pressure, returns children to Christian family”

Victory for Bodnarius: Norway to Return Children

There is good news out of Norway for supporters of religious freedom and parental rights: Marius and Ruth Bodnariu will soon be reunited with all their children.

Mike DonnellyMIKE DONNELLYDirector of Global Outreach

The Bodnariu family became the focus of global activism when Norwegian authorities removed all five children from their home in November 2015, citing the parents’ Christian beliefs and the fact they occasionally spanked their children.

According to an official statement on the Bodnariu family’s website, the Naustdal municipality of Norway has now “come to terms” with Marius and Ruth for the return of their four children who remained in state custody. Continue reading “Victory for Bodnarius: Norway to Return Children”

Under International Pressure, Norway Reunites Seized Children With Family

The Bodnariu family’s ordeal ends, but advocates vow to keep fighting for reforms.

Jayme MetzgarBy

A child welfare case in Norway that has been grabbing headlines and stirring protests worldwide came to a sudden end late last week.

The story, which I covered in depth for The Federalist in April, centers on Marius and Ruth Bodnariu and their five young children. Marius, a Romanian citizen, and Ruth, a native Norwegian, first ran afoul of Norway’s child protective services (called Barnevernet) in November 2015. After privately interviewing the family’s two oldest daughters at school, Barnevernet abruptly took all five children into emergency custody: first the girls, then the younger boys, and finally the three-month-old baby.

Continue reading “Under International Pressure, Norway Reunites Seized Children With Family”

Victory for Bodnariu family, reunited with their children


Some 200 people gather in central Oslo on April 16, 2016 to protest the state seizure of the five children of Christian couple Marius and Ruth Bodnariu by the Norwegian child welfare service Barnevernet.

The five children of the Marius and Ruth Bodnariu are to be reunited with them following a decision by Norway’s Barnevernet or child welfare service. Continue reading “Victory for Bodnariu family, reunited with their children”

Postare incredibilă (în limba română) pe pagina Ministerului de Copii!

screen-shot-2016-06-05-at-11-40-52-pmMariana Goron a semnalat pe pagina Ministerului de copii din NORVEGIA, această pagină Facebook –

Facts about the Norwegian Child Welfare Services

Incredibil,  pe pagina de Facebook veti găsi o postare în data de 3 iunie, ziua când Marius si Ruth Bodnariu au fost anunțați că vor primi copiii înapoi.

Ce e si mai incredibil este că  Barnevernet a făcut postarea în LIMBA ROMÂNĂ! Probabil primesc un “ajutor” important și de la românii care se bucură de “libertatea” norvegiană și de interesul “superior” al copilului! Continue reading “Postare incredibilă (în limba română) pe pagina Ministerului de Copii!”


Familia Bodnariu

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in the streets across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of social media posts, mailings, e-mails, phone calls and meetings.

Tens of millions of hits on various domestic and international news articles in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. Millions of visits to various blogs and news outlets. Continue reading “THE BODNARIU CHILDREN ARE COMING HOME!”