Norwegian Christians “happy” for Bodnariu but “disappointed” after harsh criticism of the country

One month ago, the five Bodnariu children were finally returned to their parents. But what have been other consequences of the case? Norwegian Christian journalist Tarjei Gilje shares his views.

AUTHOR Joel Forster

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A photo of the Bodnariu family shared on their official website in June 2016.

Five weeks ago, the Bodnariu family announced that all five children would be returned to their parents.
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Under International Pressure, Norway Reunites Seized Children With Family

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

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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.

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Romanian Minister Costea Under Pressure to Resign After Barnevernet Comments

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Europe, especially Eastern Europe has become allergic to the idea of Barnevernet-style child protection. This is for good reason given the recent abuses by the Norwegian CPS in cases like the Bodnariu, Nan and Avramescu families.

Romanian labor, family and social protection minister Claudia Ana Costea was asked if a brutal and aggressive CPS like Barnevernet is needed in Romania. Continue reading “Romanian Minister Costea Under Pressure to Resign After Barnevernet Comments”

April 16th, 2016 – Protest in Arizona against Norwegian CPS’s abuses

477c8165-0fb5-4b45-9033-ba08a4a4538fTens of thousands of Romanian-Americans will peacefully demonstrate in over 20 metropolitan cities in the United States and Canada, Romania’s largest cities, renowned cities across Europe, and Australia, denouncing the abuses perpetrated by Norway’s Child Protection Services (BARNEVERNET) by impudently abducting all 5 children of Marius & Ruth Bodnariu” (Pastor Cristian Ionescu – Chicago, Illinois, Spokesman for Bodnariu family).

In Phoenix, Arizona the protest will start at 10:00 AM at the following location:

Cesar Chavez Plaza

201 W. Washington Street

Phoenix, AZ 85003. Continue reading “April 16th, 2016 – Protest in Arizona against Norwegian CPS’s abuses”

NORWAY: Propria televiziune raportează că BARNEVERNET încalcă LEGEA în 33 din 36 Regiuni ale NORVEGIEI!

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În ce sens? Că Barnevernet nu este suficient de vigilent să urmărească și să ia măsuri de protejare a copiilor aflați în pericol: familii unde se practică violența, droguri, alcool etc. Continue reading “NORWAY: Propria televiziune raportează că BARNEVERNET încalcă LEGEA în 33 din 36 Regiuni ale NORVEGIEI!”

Ruth Bodnariu’s father – letter for local government and Norwegian media

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We have not wanted to come out openly in the media, because it can so easily be misunderstood. But based on the article in Firda (translator´s comment: The local newspaper) by the Chief Administrative Officer of Naustdal county, and the editorial in the newspaper, we find it necessary to tell about the factual circumstances around the much talked-about Barnevernet-case in Naustdal. Continue reading “Ruth Bodnariu’s father – letter for local government and Norwegian media”

Barnevernet Sinking Despite the Progressive Romanian Defenders

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The Norwegian CPS (Barnevernet) is taking a beating like never before. There are more victims who now have the courage to come public with their stories. There are reports of directors resigning.  There are horrifying reports that children are dying in the system. Some activists are saying that on average 2 children die per week while under CPS care. Continue reading “Barnevernet Sinking Despite the Progressive Romanian Defenders”

BILINGUAL: Marius, Ruth și cei cinci copii, din nou împreună, doar timp de 5 ore / Marius & Ruth Bodnariu, AND THE FIVE CHILDREN, TOGETHER AGAIN, FOR ONLY THREE HOURS

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Pentru familia Marius și Ruth Bodnariu au mai trecut câteva zile grele, pentru că sunt în continuare pe nedrept despărțiți de cei cinci copilași ai lor.

For Marius and Ruth Bodnariu’s family, the last few days were difficult, as they continue to be unjustly separated from their five children.

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Romanians are Fleeing Norway Following Confiscation of Children

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In the wake of Barnevernet confiscation of children from families like Bodnariu and Nan, many Romanian families are not taking a chance, and they are leaving the country.

Barnevernet in certain counties is in full damage-control mode. They have had town hall meetings to try to educate Romanians living in Norway about their Child Protective Services. They are concerned that families are leaving from towns like Skjervøy where a sizable population of Romanians are doing farm work. Continue reading “Romanians are Fleeing Norway Following Confiscation of Children”