There have been plenty of cases where authorities made questionable decisions.
Some people protest them, while others turn a blind eye.
The reason why so many of these decisions face controversy is that they seem unfair.
A strange custody case from the State of Oregon is a perfect example.
In this case, child services decided to take custody of a couple’s newborn children after determining that they did not have the mental capacity to raise them.
Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of controversy surrounding this piece of news.
Most protestors claimed that every parent should get a chance to raise their children.
They didn’t appreciate the fact that Oregon’s child services did not let the mother and father have a say in this matter.
Instead, they relied on a call from the mother’s disgruntled father and wasted no time in taking their newborns away.
About The Parents
Eric Ziegler and Amy Fabbrini, the parents of these dispossessed children, have been battling Oregon’s custodial services in court for over four years.
The mother is thirty-one years old while the father is thirty-eight.
Their IQs are 72 and 66, respectively, which is relatively lower than that of ordinary people.
However, they are adamant in proving that they are more than capable of raising their children correctly.
Unfortunately, the battle so far has been quite challenging. It’s their word against those of child services.
Plus, the parent’s low IQ does not help their cause either.
Another reason why the court hesitates to give back Eric and Amy custody of their children is that they are not financially strong enough to give the kids a good life.
On the other hand, the foster care system can finance a better childhood experience for the children, making sure that they have all the necessities they need.
That said, the advocate representing the parents does not show any signs of backing up.
He even claimed that if everyone followed the low or high IQ logic, then Bill Gates should get custody of everybody’s children.