Norwegian Resident: What has Norway Become

Naustdal1This article was written by a resident of Naustdal (same county as the Bodnariu family) and published in  the newspaper Firda. Translated by Marianne Skanland. Segments posted with permission:

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“Personally I feel strongly for the [Bodnariu] family and I believe they are being treated very unjustly. It is a strange thing that this is what the rest of the world seems to believe also, just not in Norway and especially locally. I think most Norwegians are over-confident that Barnevernet does everything in the best interest of children. Everybody – government ministers, diplomats, county governors – rise to tell in complimentary words about the theoretically fantastic child protection set-up we have, without entering into the real world. I hope from my heart that this is what causes their behaviour.

But I do not believe it. In this case I believe and I feel that it is not.

By good fortune the larger newspapers have lately covered several child protection cases around the country, giving us shattering stories. On social media there are also links, to loads of terrible accounts by people in Norway who have experienced Barnevernet on its worst behaviour. Naustdal is hardly alone. It seems to me that proper investigation and renovation are needed, of laws, rules and procedures. It is not enough that an arrangement looks fine on paper. One must see to it that it functions in each individual case. I think there may be great variations between different county committees and not least between those working there.

All the secrecy in Norway appears to serve the county committees more than the affected families.

Everybody can go to social media and see authentic recordings from actions with a family, the police and Barnevernet in action. I guarantee it is not a pleasant experience.

Regarding Naustdal, I understand it to have happened without warning. But from what I Nausdal2have heard, taking children away from their parents is supposed to be a last resort after everything else has been tried? Here, obviously, they have started at the wrong end. And where is it to end?

In addition, the parents have been charged and risk a criminal court case, a paragraph running to 6 years of prison being used. Does it take a month-long court case to get the children home? All this is to happen to a young woman who grew up on a farm in a community in Naustdal municipality, a woman who went to Romania to help street children there, met her husband there, came home and by and by had five children. Together with her husband she has lived for 10 years in their own house on the farm of her parents, where they all lived happily in a large family.

People ought to read carefully the desperate cry from the heart of the grandparents in an article in Firda on 10 February 2016.

I have to ask, what has Norway become?

Can such a thing happen only in Naustdal? Are people right abroad? Are these conditions such as we want to live with in Norway?”

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

Bodnariu1We 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. We do not think it is alright that the Chief Administrative Officer, other county employees, or anybody else be harrassed or bullied. But when we know that this case was a shock for many and especially for us in the family, then it is not strange that there would be reactions.

This case has hurt the whole family and way beyond us. It has also been painful to read articles about the case in different newspapers where the upbringing of the children has been presented negatively without knowing the actual conditions. We who live here in the home and have had the children around us since they were born, must be the ones who know best how the children have been with their parents. Grandmother has at times taken much care of the children. When they came from school and the parents were not at home, the kids were with us. When their present home was being refurbished, the whole family lived with us for six months, and we thereby had full insight into their upbringing.

We can assure that we have never seen that violence has been used against the children. Not even that they have raised their voices to them. The children themselves have never told us that the parents have been nasty to them. For us who love our grandchildren so much, it would be inconceivable to know that they were not happy and not to intervene. After all, we are well informed people.

An enormous number of phone calls have come to us in this time. People are totally disturbed when they hear which approach Barnevernet has used. A women from Oslo had learned about this case through the media. She asked if Barnevernet has taken away the children based on what the children have said. Could that be possible? she said. Then she told us that she had been involved in Barnevernet in Oslo. For her, this was an outrageous approach. While the Chief Administrative Officer says that “Barnevernet in Naustdal has done a good job”.

A close relative who lives another place in the country has an 8 year old son. He came home from school and claimed that the teacher had taken a stranglehold of him in the classroom. Mom questioned that, but he said this repeatedly. She contacted the teacher who was devastated. It was established as a fact that this was not the case. We have heard similar cases when children have come home from school and other places and told things that were not real. Everyone who has kids knows that they can exaggerate and take things out of context. Children can be influenced by games and movies, and can say what seems fitting based on the questions they are asked.

We perceived from what the editor wrote in the editorial that he has chosen side in the Barnevernet-case. He mentions especially Christian upbringing, and writes that this “of course is total fabrication”. Well, then let us see what the principal of the school, according to the case documents, says in the telephone with Barnevernet on October 13th: “The school tells that it is a very Christian family with strong faith, a sin concept (translator´s remark: “syndstenkning” implies conviction of the sinfulness of man), punishment from God. All aunts and uncles share this view. The principal thinks that this inhibits the children”. Is this fabrication? We could also ask why this is brought into the report from the school? This cannot be perceived in any other way than that the principal maintains that Christianity is damaging for the children.

During police examination, the mother´s father was asked whether he knew that the children were exposed to some pressure (indoctrination relating to the Christian faith). When the mother´s father started to answer a little to the side of the question, he was told to not say anything other than what the case is about. Therefore the Christian upbringing is what the case is about. Is this also fabrication?

It is somewhat odd to note that foreign media have understood what has happened in Naustdal county in this case, whereas Norwegian media have not understood, or rather, don´t want to understand. Here we are living in the old assumption that “little and kind Norway” does not persecute Christianity – but there are many ways to do that.

The editor of Firda says in the editorial that one must “trust that Barnevernet tries to do what is the best for the children”. Yes, but how are the children doing? Well, they say that they cry a lot and miss their parents. Both of them said that repeatedly. They wanted to go back home. The oldest girl is now 10 (in January) said in a phone call on January 14th when mother´s father was present (first contact since November 16th) that she was super-angry when they prohibited her from meeting her parents.

Defenseless children are held captive away from the home against their will. We cannot find words to express what we feel. And this is called by the county´s Chief Administrative Officer: “Barnevernet in Naustdal has done a good job”. We must be allowed to ask: What is on the inside of people who can do something like this against someone´s children?

Barnevernet has a working method that psychs out both children and adults. They cannot have any other objective than to have the children and parents break down. It is hard to have to say this, but based on the actions of Naustdal´s barnevernet, as we have experienced it, our perception is that no family with children in the county should feel safe, especially foreigners.

Please excuse us, Chief Administrative Officer, but we have good advice to give: Now the time has come for you to resign and take Barevernet with you. The county and we who live here cannot accept that Naustdal has become world wide famous because of a merciless Barnevernet that keeps children captive so they cannot come to their good home with good parents.

Ruth’s father, grandfather of the Bodnariu children

Translation from Norwegian to English by Jan-Age Torp

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Barnevernet Sinking Despite the Progressive Romanian Defenders

B1The 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.

The death of a 13-year-old girl has made front page news this week after she was found dead in her bed. Her biological parents are devastated that their concerns about her epilepsy were not addressed.

As the Barnevernet ship appears poised to sink, Barnevernet is waging a propaganda campaign in the media.

Who is coming to their rescue?

Progressive Romanians who live in Norway.B7

Delight in Truth wrote about pastor Beniamin Ciuciu who defended the CPS in a newspaper interview. Turns out he is affiliated with a Norwegian church and is supporting Barnevernet to maintain that relationship, as his church dwindling.

Here is another devil’s advocate, to use the English idiom, which in this case may reflect reality not just a mode of linguistic expression. Her name is Adriana Lie and she wrote an article for Bergens Tidende here.

She wants to tell us that she is upset with all the international protests and the “demonization of the CPS.”

She is also upset by the fury of anti-CPS posts in social media.

She is also upset with politicians, pastors, athletes, activists and pretty much every other Romanian who dares to question the Norwegian system.

Really? Wow.

Friends, this is a war. It is waged in the media and social media, and it appears that Barnevernet has hired mercenaries to fight against the Bodnarius, the Nans, and other families who are decimated by Barnevernet.

Maybe the mercenaries should look into the statistics of children dying and suffering harm inside Barnevernet. Maybe they should talk to the Romanian families who found scrapes, bruises and burns on their children during visitation.

Some child protection!

Who is the monster here? Who is the demon?

Barnevernet, hence the international demonization of this runaway organization.

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