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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Homosexuals given preference over Grandparents

CHURCH LEADERS have hit out at social work chiefs today over claims that a couple were "forced" to give up their grandchildren for adoption by two gay men.

The grandparents wanted to care for the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister because their mother was unable to look after them. But it was reported today that the children, from Edinburgh, are now to be adopted by a gay couple

The grandparents claim they have been warned they risk never seeing the youngsters again if they continue with their opposition to the same-sex adoption.

Peter Kearney, a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church, said: "This is a devastating decision which will have a serious impact on the welfare of the children involved.

According to reports, 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.

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