Ms. Brynhild Solvang, the head of the Volda Barnevernet responsible for taking Caspian from the Hennum residence, and a psychologist from Vilde’s Mothers’ Home, where Nadia and Caspian were observed for four months, will be there.
This trial will determine who will have custody of Caspian until the major hearing on August 25th. Either Nadia will regain custody of her son until then or the Barnevernet will retain custody.
Mr. Harald Grape, Nadia’s lawyer, has informed Nadia that the results of Monday’s trial may not be known for a few days.
Nadia traveled to Bergen on Thursday for another visitation with Caspian. An hour before the visit, she was told that Caspian had a cold. Nadia asked for Caspian to be seen by a doctor and asked Mr. Grape to contact the appropriate authorities before her scheduled visitation on Friday. On Friday (yesterday), Nadia saw Caspian and he appeared to be healthy.
“This was a very important visit for me,” Nadia stated.
“…on Friday it went very well, I got very good report from the visit.. But I have not got them in the mail yet,” Nadia continued.
Nadia also asked her lawyer to request a two hour “make-up” visitation for the time that was lost on Thursday. Her request was denied so she has returned to Brandal to await Monday’s trial.
Nadia wishes to thank all who have been following her story. She particularly wants to thank all of those who have thought and prayed for her during this experience. She is very appreciative.
Nadia waits….again. Because of the great connection she has with her son, Caspian, her visitations have come with mixed emotions. She has been so happy to see him. Then, Nadia has been sad to have to leave him and travel so far away.
Over half of Nadia’s 27 years of life have been influenced by a “family” she has not chosen. Most of her teen years, she has lived in an environment with a “family” that has been arbitrary. If given the choice herself, there would have been no dispute. She would have chosen her biological family. Nadia says that her mother was a good mother.
Whatever imperfections her mother had were no good reason to remove this young lady from a family where she felt loved.
“I was the only girl in that institution and the boy’s were much older than me. That’s where I started using drugs. When I lived under Barnevernet I lived in so many places that I don’t know how long or when I was in these places. You can do what you want without anyone caring.”
Nadia was forcefully removed from her real family as a young teenager.
“I spent most of my life from 13 to 18 at a Torungen Institution. During that time I was moved around at least 7 times.”
In spite of this unhappy recent past, Nadia has proven herself to be a very good mother. All reports about her efforts to be a good mom have been positive as far as I know. Caspian has been found to be well cared for by more than one health professional. Nadia has not missed one visitation date and every one of her visitation reports have been positive.
Anyone who has been following these updates knows what I think about this entire situation. A state-run institution has controlled much of Nadia’s life and almost all of her son’s life. This behavior is not the way a free society treats its citizens.
The same questions about Norwegian society keep surfacing:
“What kind of society treats its own citizens the way families like Nadia’s are being treated?”
“Why is the biological family treated worse, in many cases, than foster families?”
“How can any psychologist tell the future about a mother’s care of her child given so little information?”
“How is it that a procedural process making very important decisions can treat families in such a callous and inhumane way?”
“How can a system of ‘help’ have negative outcomes so consistently?”
These are only a few of so many other questions that have been asked and haven’t been answered well.
So, once again we wait. Now we wait until Monday or however many days it takes for someone to make a decision about Nadia’s ability to care for her own son. Whatever decision is made will only last about two weeks until the 25th of this month. After that, we don’t know what will happen.
Please pray for Nadia and Caspian. Wisdom and courage will be needed by those who will be making this decision. Please pray for him/her/them, too.