Reunite Furdui family

Petition to: Cord-Heinrich Gruß, the Deputy Director and Press Officer of the Walsrode District Court

 

Reunite Furdui family

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Reunite Furdui family

For Camelia and Petru Furdui and their seven children, the situation is a catastrophe: on April 26, 2021, all 7 children were unexpectedly and abruptly torn from their family environment by employees of the Youth Welfare Office and taken to children's homes. The youngest child, who is just two years old, was placed in foster care.

The Furdui children are described as highly gifted, and perceived by neighbors primarily as a cheerful bunch of children. According to neighbors, there have never been any negative experiences with the family.

Since they were taken into care, the children and their parents have only been allowed to see each other once a week under supervision. But the children consider this being not enough: they want to return to their parents.

And after some of them simply visited their parents at home again and again, the family court at the local court in Walsrode has now withdrawn the custody of the parents by way of a temporary order on February 17, 2022 and appointed the youth welfare office of the Heidekreis as guardian for all the children.

Cord-Heinrich Gruß, the court's deputy director and press spokesman, justified the withdrawal of custody to the media as "endangering the welfare of the children," but refused to give any reasons.

From the authorities' point of view, there is "imminent danger" because the children would have liked to visit their parents at home again and again. The Youth Welfare Office wants to prevent these visits at home by taking over guardianship because, from the authority's point of view, they cause harm to the children.

Shouldn't it be a fundamental right for children to be allowed to have contact with their parents if they wish to have?

Sign the bystanding petition demanding that Deputy Court Director Cord-Heinrich Gruß and District Administrator Jens Grote immediately return custody of their children to the Furdui parents!

The youth welfare office of Heidekreis district represents the point of view in the public that the children would be urged by their parents to visit them and that too frequent meetings of the children with their parents are harmful for the child well-being, because the children would not come to rest.

Yet it is the approach of the Youth Welfare Office that ensures lasting traumatization of the children. Because:

  • they were torn away from their parents without prior notice;
  • to this day, there is no clearly comprehensible reason for the abrupt removal of the children;
  • a deprivation of custody of the parents and the handing over of guardianship to the Youth Welfare Office so that the latter can forbid the children to visit their parents, although they do so of their own accord, is a clearly wrong measure.

We must not leave the Furdui family alone in this situation:

Add your name to the attached petition: demand that Deputy Court Director Cord-Heinrich Gruß and District Administrator Jens Grote immediately return custody of their children to the Furdui parents!

Obviously, the authorities are not interested in a factual and transparent procedure, because in the court hearing in which they were deprived of custody of the children, the parents were not even heard. The decision was made on the grounds of "imminent danger".

But perhaps the parents were deliberately not heard in order to conceal the fact that there were no really weighty reasons for the measure. For the parents are accused above all that they did not sufficiently reflect "their Christian style of education" (whatever that may mean exactly).

The accusation that the parents "did not sufficiently reflect on their Christian style of education" shows that the Youth Welfare Office is obviously acting for ideological reasons that are directed against an upbringing of children based on Christian values.

We must not allow this, because if ideologically biased authority employees remain successful with their actions in the case of the Furdui family, this will send out a completely wrong signal, which is likely to lead to increased official attacks on Christian families.

Sign the attached petition to urge Deputy Court Director Cord-Heinrich Gruß and District Administrator Jens Grote to immediately return custody of their children to the Furdui parents. Add your name to the petition and forward it to your friends.

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P.S. In the meantime, there have been 25 demonstrations worldwide against the children being taken into custody, and politicians from Romania have also gotten involved.
For March 21, 2022 is a court hearing in which a possible return of custody to the parents will be decided.


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Homepage Furdui family:
https://furduifamily.org/de/startseite/

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Return of custody to the Furdui family

Dear Mr. District Administrator Grote,
Dear Mr. Gruß, deputy director of the court,

On April 26, 2021, employees of the Youth Welfare Office unexpectedly and abruptly removed the seven children of the Furdui family from their family environment and took them into official custody.

No reasons were given for this measure, nor was any discussion sought with Camelia and Petru Furdui, the children's parents.

After some of the children have repeatedly visited their parents, the Youth Welfare Office of the Heidekreis has now, on February 17, 2022, at the Family Court at the Walsrode District Court, by way of a temporary injunction, withdrawn the custody of the parents and appointed the Youth Welfare Office of the Heidekreis as guardian for all the children.

You, Mr. Gruß, deputy director of the court, justified the withdrawal of custody to the media with "endangering the welfare of the children", although you have not provided any real justification to date as to how the welfare of the Furdui children is to be endangered.

You, Mr. District Administrator Grote, speak to the public in flowery words that all parties involved are concerned about the children and the child's welfare. You refuse to talk to the Furdui parents, and you cold-bloodedly dismiss the children's urgent wish to be allowed to return home.

Instead of really caring about the well-being of the Furdui family, you are rather expressing your concern for the well-being of your employees in the Youth Welfare Office in public, after there has been international public criticism and protests against your actions.

We urge you, dear District Administrator Grote, as well as you, Deputy Court Director Gruß, to reconsider your position and ensure that the children of the Furdui family are not further separated from their parents and siblings.

Make sure that Camelia and Petru Furdui get back the custody of their children immediately and that the children are allowed to return home!

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Sehr geehrter Herr Landrat Grote,
sehr geehrter Herr stellvertretender Gerichtsdirektor Gruß,

am 26. April 2021 haben Mitarbeitern des Jugendamtes die sieben Kinder der Familie Furdui unerwartet und überfallartig aus ihrem familiären Umfeld herausgerissen und in amtliche Obhut genommen.

Diese Maßnahme wurde weder begründet, noch wurde das Gespräch mit Camelia und Petru Furdui, den Eltern der Kinder, gesucht.

Nachdem einige der Kinder immer wieder ihre Eltern besucht haben, hat das Jugendamt des Heidekreises jetzt am 17. Februar 2022 beim Familiengericht am Amtsgericht Walsrode im Wege einer einstweiligen Anordnung den Eltern das Sorgerecht entzogen und das Jugendamt des Heidekreises für alle Kinder zum Vormund bestellt.

Sie, Herr stellvertretender Gerichtsdirektor Gruß, begründeten den Entzug des Sorgerechts Medien gegenüber mit “Gefährdung des Kindeswohls”, wobei Sie bis heute keinerlei wirkliche Begründung dafür geliefert haben, auf welche Weise das Kindeswohl der Furdui-Kinder gefährdet sein soll.

Sie, Herr Landrat Grote, sprechen gegenüber der Öffentlichkeit in blumigen Worten davon, dass es allen Beteiligten um die Kinder und des Kindeswohl gehe. Das Gespräch mit den Eltern Furdui verweigern sie dabei ebenso, wie sie den dringenden Wunsch der Kinder, zurück nach hause zu dürfen, kaltblütig an sich abprallen lassen.

Statt sich wirklich um das Wohl der Familie Furdui zu sorgen äußern Sie in der Öffentlichkeit vielmehr die Sorge um das Wohl Ihrer Mitarbeiter im Jugendamt, nachdem es internationale öffentliche Kritik und Proteste gegen Ihr Vorgehen gegeben hat.

Wir fordern Sie, werter Herr Landrat Grote, wie auch Sie, Herr stellvertretender Gerichtsdirektor Gruß, eindringlich auf, Ihre Haltung zu überdenken, und dafür zu sorgen, dass die Kinder der Familie Furdui nicht weiter von ihren Eltern und Geschwistern getrennt werden.

Sorgen Sie dafür, dass Camelia und Petru Furdui das Sorgerecht für ihre Kinder sofort zurückerhalten und die Kinder nach Hause zurückkehren dürfen!

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