Siri (not her real name) has applied for asylum in Poland because she feels persecuted by the Norwegian Child Welfare System (NCWS).
Most parents with toddlers will nod with recognition to what is unfolding in the villa outside Warsaw this afternoon: The resident’s two-year-old has just returned from his second day in kindergarten. He is delighted and rushes between gymnastics on the coach, remote controls, cell phones and the back of his mother that becomes a steep horse at any time. Occasionally he pops under the dining table and picks up a toy for the resident’s eight-month-old baby, who with big eyes watches from her mother’s lap.
The unusual thing in this house is the status of the residents: The two Norwegian single mothers in their thirties characterise themselves and their children as refugees. „Siri“ has applied to the Polish Republic for asylum for herself and her daughter, while „Lena“ hopes that she and her son will be able to live a normal life here without going to such measures. Both mothers wish for the Polish authorities to approve their ability to be parents, claiming that the Norwegian authorities do not. Therefore, they are fleeing from the Norwegian child welfare services.
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