ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The 'Foster Parent Industry' of Norway

The case of the two Indian children who have been taken away in Norway by the welfare services from their biological parents is part of a larger phenomena - the "foster parent industry". The Nordic Committee for Human Rights, founded by professionals from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland has noted that this is a typical case of the Norwegian welfare state's policy of breaking up families and taking children into care. These children are invariably traumatised and become the future clients of an ever-expanding social welfare services network.

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