Two young children are to be adopted by a gay couple, despite the protests of their grandparents.
The devastated grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless they dropped their opposition.
The couple, who cannot be named, wanted to give the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister a loving home themselves. But they were ruled to be too old – at 46 and 59.
When the grandfather protested, he was told: ‘You can either accept it, and there’s a chance you’ll see the children twice a year, or you can take that stance and never see them again.’
Social workers themselves have admitted that the little girl is ‘more wary’ of men than women.
A spokesman for the Roman Catholic church condemned the council’s decision last night, warning that the children’s welfare could be jeopardised.
Peter Kearney said: ‘This is a devastating decision which will have a serious impact on the welfare of the children involved.
‘There is an overwhelming body of evidence showing that same-sex relationships are inherently unstable and reduce the life expectancy of those involved.
‘With this in mind, the social work department has deliberately ignored evidence which undermines their decision and opted for politically correct posturing rather than providing stability and protection.
‘It is impossible to see how this decision is in the best interests of the children.’
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