Slovakia: Adoptions furore continues

Multiple cases of Slovak children taken into foster care by social services in the UK initially provoked negative reactions among Slovaks towards the British authorities. But as more details have emerged via the Slovak media, criticism has come to be directed at the Slovak child protection authorities too.

So-called ‘forced adoptions’ of Slovak children in the UK became a controversial news item in the media in August after TV JOJ broke the story of five children from near Humenné, in eastern Slovakia, who were placed in foster care in the UK after being taken away from their parents, Miroslav Goroľ and Veronika Čonková.

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(Photo of Bratislava: Luca Cinacchio/