These examples are only a few of the thousands of Children who have been taken from Parents whom they loved and wished to be with:
Ken Olsen and his daughter Aria (Norway)
Ken works tirelessly towards a good child care system in Norway. He gets to see his daughter, Aria, only 4 times a year for 2 hours each visit. What has happened to his family is a tragedy caused by the Barnevernet of Norway. A family that should be together was separated for reasons so minor that in most educated countries the criminals in this story would be those responsible for putting his daughter with complete strangers. I appreciate Ken’s efforts to help other parents going through the same thing that he is. His case is one of the most unjust I’ve read.
Updates may be found here:
(The newest website for Aria)
Ken continues to pursue justice for his family from every angle possible. The following statement shows that some professionals involved in his case can see the obvious love this family has for one another. I am happy to see Ken write such a positive statement.
Ken has become an author. Articles of his have appeared in more than one Norwegian publication. Here is one of his latest. It is translated by google translate which doesn’t always get it right but it’s the best I have atm.
November 28, 2017
Care and hope as a child welfare card in a system that does not recognize natural feelings
Emotional competence is seen as a core competence for parents in the child welfare system. Many children are placed just because parents can not provide adequate emotional care. As a dad who has been exposed to this system for 3 years, I am still shocked by the incredible lack of child welfare emotional competence.
Strong love band
The bond between children and parents is one of the strongest love bands that exist. The band has its mission, it is designed for parents to sacrifice everything to protect their child. When someone, for various reasons, removes the child then a healthy and natural reaction will be anger, sadness and shock. An emergency position of a child will therefore be an intense emotional burden for both children and parents. As a father or mother, you will do everything possible to restore the contact and get back your child and fight for it by all means. This knowledge has most laymen. They will understand this. In the child welfare system, this knowledge is non-existent. Fighting for their child is considered to be lacking in cooperation. Showing sorrow is lack of emotional regulation. Being angry is considered threatening and aggressive behavior. As a parent, they are reduced to a statute in their own lives where natural feelings are not recognized or tolerated. The child welfare service thus shows total lack of emotional and social competence, but must assess the ability of others.
Our little princess was placed at a secret address when she was 9 days old. Living with the intense grief and the mind of what is inflicted on us and her is extremely stressful. We know it was wrong to take her. Now there are more and more professionals who also agree. It’s good to be seen and understand that my anger and experience of offense are real and not just the result of another “mad child welfare parent” who can not get into the best interests of the child. But it makes me even more angry and desperate because the system is not punished for this. The cost is our princess who must take, and us, her parents.
The painful hope
The sorrow and the mind go hand in hand with hope. Hope that it will be better, hope that somebody, somewhere in the system, will correct this madness. Hope is good but also very painful. Hope, if it’s never so low, I’ll keep fighting as a daddy. Fight for her who must come home to us again. Fight for the family to be gathered. It’s also like an everlasting aching wound. For a number of times I could wish that it was possible to rest, make sure and get an end. But it is not possible. I can not give up my child. Sometimes I’ve said yes, I want peace. Get rid of this intense pain. But then I remember her vibrating laughter. Her smile when she sees us again. Her heat arms around my neck. The smell of her. The glimpse of her eyes. Her smile as everyone says looks like mine. Her eyes are mom’s eyes. And I know it’s impossible for me, like a responsible dad, to say that it’s okay the system has deprived her, my dear and myself. And especially not now, when everyone says it would be best for her to come home. Hope is painful, it gives no peace. And it’s tiring, emotionally and physically. Our supervisor has at one time tried to help me accept. For good reason, I know. To give me more peace of mind. But I know it’s an impossibility and said that too. I’d rather be in the pain it’s up to fighting than giving up. The pain is the price I pay for my child. The relationship’s price has a good friend called it for. I’m willing to pay it. That covenant I made with my daughter when I held her in my arms for the first time when she was only a few minutes old. That I should always protect and take care of her.
I understand if some parents do not work. It is a superpower that is so great. And a power of power today possesses all means of power and all definitions. And that paints all the resistance into pieces, quite systematically. It is sometimes felt that there is some hope to maintain faith in the system’s function, a hope that is divided into small pieces. However, the system is not concerned with either justice or correcting errors. But self-esteem.
Being a victim of this system that does not tolerate or accepts normal emotional responses leads to huge loads. I’m glad I’m strong. I am glad that I have experience with roughness and am used to cope with authoritarian systems. Nevertheless, I can say that both the prison system and the 1% is the club I used to be part of treating people with far more respect than the child welfare system. It shows both more integrity and compassion than we have shown in the system intended to care for children and families.
A system with so much power must have some humility and competence. It is totally absent unfortunately.
Our lawyers and psychologists advise on cooperation and civilized methods. I listen to them because something else is not an option. And the hope that she comes home forces me to it. But that does not mean I have not thought of the thought and wanted to resort to methods that are far more brutal, but that’s so effective. That’s what I’ve learned from my past. The thought of her keeps me from it. Besides, I’m now “rehabilitated” as the professionals say so well. Let hope I say. Let’s keep the hope alive …….
Found at the “Justice for baby Aria and her family” Facebook site on
September 14, 2017 ·
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
Hello to all followers and dear supporters of our case, and in the end justice for our family.
First of all thank you for always sharing and caring, that is so unbelievably motivating and strengthening.
So a big hug to you all, and best wishes for you.
Today we attended a meeting, with one of the professionals that have been involved in our case. One of the eight who have recognized and vouched for us, as good, loving and caring parents for Aria.
She is a helpful, caring and kind warm person that shows the need for nuanced opinions towards the system.
That consists of so many branches, and professions and in the end people.
Since there is actually human beings, to be found amongst all these cold and seemingly heartless people.
We are so glad and happy, for the eight people we have gotten to know.
Thank you for seeing us as who we are, and not for what kind of confirmation needed to build a wrong case.
Thank you for the professionalism, that is accumulated when you merge the professional knowledge you all possess. With a good, just and caring heart.
Thank you for actually stand up against this wrongdoings towards our dear princess, and for all ways taking the time to listen to our pain and sorrow that barnevernet/cps Lørenskog, has inflicted and maintaining by there falsified case.
And as now have been keeping us apart for over 2 1/2 years, as surely that there are good people we will never rest before justice has prevailed. And all the ones that treated our princess, us so unjust that they torn us apart have been rendered unable to do the same ever again to any children or families.
So once again thank you, and the ones we are thankful towards will know who they are.
The ones we are seeking justice towards will know who they are.
It’s all in your conscience, the one most important feeling to follow…
Stay true to that, and life will stay true to you.
JUNE 12, 2017
MAY 24, 2017
Ken’s case has reached the European Court of Human Rights along with several other cases from Norway. Norwegian officials have not listened to ECHR rulings in the past but, along with pressure from people all over the world, there is hope that an ECHR ruling will make Norway return the children it has stolen. We continue to pray that Aria will be returned to her loving parents.
Today we got a letter from ECHR
They have asked the State response to our complaint about violations of human rights.
The response concerns the question whether or not the case should be promoted for the court.”
To read the rest of Ken’s comments, please go to <a href="http://https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FJusticeforbabyAria%2Fposts%2F1727640200586935%3A0&width=500“>THIS LINK.
November 4, 2016
OUR COMPLAINT TO THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS WAS SENT TODAY.So now at this moment there is 9 cases concerning the Norwegian child welfare, taken into EHCR.And today was our case signed and sent off.So hopefully, the incredibly sensational and unprecedented thing it is that EHCR has so many cases around a theme as child protection the Norwegian barnevernet, will be further strengthened with our history/case that even some Norwegian politicians and professional’s expresses as a total violation on our rights and a complete abuse of power.
Journalist Torstein Davidsen, wrote a long and balanced article about the case from the beginning up till the present status.
you can find it here
He has read the entire case file, interviewed a lot of people and came to our home twice. He also tried to get a comment from Arnfinn Heimstad at the CPS, but they are just hiding behind the ridiculous court-decision’s.
But the article was widely spread and read by lots and lots of people. We got so much support, and many «ordinary» people were completely shocked by the CPS and their way of working.
We, who know the system, are sadly enough no longer shocked, just suffering.
Then we were invited to talk to a politician in the Parliament, and she expressed her sadness over the case. She stated it was a public abuse, and inhuman treatment.
The article only available for subscribers, but can be found here
Our support group had thankfully arranged so the reporter from the paper could come along, and the warm, empathetic politician did not protest.
So, the day after this was a new big article in the paper.
Now the Mayor promised in the paper to look into the case
(we are not very optimistic about this; they just say they will but only listens to the CPS side of the case. Sadly)
The local paper has had a great focus on CPS-cases after our case made the headlines.
And, the editor of the paper, Magne Storedal wrote a chronicle in today’s paper regarding CPS, the title being «when the good helpers cause damage. There is something seriously wrong with today’s CPS» he actually refers to our case and states it was handled wrong.
We view this as a big and very welcome recognition, of our case and our battle.
The article only available for subscribers, but can be found here
We still desperately miss our little Aria, and are sometimes almost mad from grief.
We are nevertheless hanging in there, we have both promised her to never, ever stop fighting. Our battle is slowly moving in the right direction; every little victory is one step closer to winning the battle-getting Aria home where she can be safe in our arms ❤
To all the rest of you-keep up the fight!
The system is shaking, but still not cracking up.
We are making an impact and getting closer.
October 14, 2016:
A Norwegian media source has published an 8 page article about this wonderful family. I will condense it a bit as much of it is material already published here. I plan on placing it here sometime this week.
The article was published by The Romerikes Magazine with a follow up article. The reporter is Torstein Davidsen.
September 18, 2016:
Ken and Vibeke met with Barnevernet officials just two days ago, on September 16th. Here is the report taken from the new website above:
Friday the 16 of September we actually had our FIRST real meeting with barnevernet (even though it’s been 18 months since Aria was abducted by them).
The meeting was something of a strange experience. Even though we, as Arias parents asked for the meeting, the barnevernet dictated the first part of the agenda. They threatened us to not post pictures of here on Facebook any more.
But luckily and as ALWAYS, this was recorded and will of course be included in the complete case against them.
Arnfinn Heimstad stated that this meeting was a hope of a new start and some kind of cooperation. But we feel that threatening and making accusations is not the way to start a new cooperation. But on the positive side, we met the new case worker. We both got a good impression of her based on the short time we had together. However, the second in charge of Lørenskog barnevern, Anne Lise Bangsund, now showed a different side of herself, interrupting Arnfinn Heimstad many times and giving a impression that she is running the office and not him.
We had only one question we wanted answered-the reunification AND WHAT barnevernet expect from us as parents to reach that one and only goal we accept. Their answer was truly confusing and totally without any sense. They said that they ADVICED us (in a threatfull tone) to get therapy for our grief due to the loss of Aria, and to get therapy for the crisis we are in.
We already go to counseling and have a good and trusting relationship with our therapist. But barnevernet thinks she is to positive towards us, so they want to coerce us to get another, paid by them.
So imagine your rapist will be paying for the counselling you need after the trauma he inflicted on you, and also wants to pick your therapist. That’s empathy for you in the barnevern-way!
we are deeply concerned for their ability to mentalize-perhaps there is a class they can participate in?
And if you want, please let me know.
Then I of course can provide some links.
August 30, 2016:
Today is the international day for victims of forced disappearance! I found this video at Aria’s new website noted above:
I also found this updated statement:
Why we are fighting, and against what!
Baby Aria was stolen from her parents by the Barnevernet (CPS) in Norway, only 1 week old.
CPS claims that Aria’s father was dangerous both to the mother and child. They also claimed that Aria’s mother had depression and thus could not take care of her.
Vibeke and Aria was forcefully placed in a maternity-home by the police and CPS.
After a few days CPS came and took Aria and placed her in a temporarily home, despite that the maternity home noted that Vibeke was being a good mother for her baby daughter.
The CPS`s only reason for removing Aria from her mothers care was that Vibeke would not renounce her husband. No further investigation was made before Aria was placed in a foster home.
Ken and Vibeke never even got the chance to try to be parents for her. Aria is therefore robbed of her legal, biological parents who care for her very much. Ken and Vibeke are robbed of their legal rights to be parents and thus to be a family.
After 10 months, the court system ordered a psychologist to investigate the case. The psychologist advocated that the parents should be given a chance, and that the parents had the parenting skills needed. In the court’s ruling, it was stated that the CPS made a mistake in removing baby Aria from the parents. Despite this gross injustice, Aria was not allowed to come home to her parents.
Now they see her 6 times a year two hours each time. All the evaluations show they are being very good parents for her and she likes to be with them. All charges against Aria’s father has been waived. But no attempt is made by barnevernet to bring her back to her parents.
© 2016 Justice for baby Aria and her family
August 9, 2016
Ken has shared a new webpage with me. He has done a nice job and you should take a look at it. You can find it here:
WHAT’S NEW IN THE BABY ARIA CASE? AT LEAST NEW CASEWORKERS!
Finally rid of Lene Gro Liahagen Jargren and Mette Lisbet Haugen…
Now what`s going on in the baby Aria case? I can assure you all that we have no plans to give up the fight for Aria, even though the justice-system keep repeating the mistakes made from Barnevernet. This only shows the flaws in the system, and does in no way reflect the perfect system the Government claims this to be. It shows the justice system does not make their own decisions, they base their rulings solely on Barnevernets opinions.
The justice system does not make independent evaluation of evidence in each case, but trusts the opinions of hired case workers as Lene Gro Liahagen Jargren and Mette Lisbet Haugen with personal agendas in making money. It feels like witnesses that are skeptical towards Barnevernet are not emphasized even one third of their own witnesses, thereby making it almost impossible for parents to win these cases. This whole process is a clear violation of our human rights, but most importantly of Arias human rights to be with her family.
We and many others, view this as a clear miscarriage of justice. Barnevernet in Lørenskog claims that we as parents are not able to cooperate with them and that the father of Aria possesses a danger towards them.
So let’s look at the evidence in the case. It is true that Arias father has been and still is an active criticizer of the Barnevern-system on Facebook.
But does that mean he is not able to cooperate? We know that this fact has been used against parents in other cases, like the Eva Michalakova-case.
We as parents find this very oppressive, and not at all worthy a so-called democratic and civilized society. It is like criticizing this system is not allowed, and it is used against you as parents.
We would like to state that the Facebook-activity has nothing to do with our parenting skills.
We would also like to underline that even though we have experience a cold an inhuman system, we are perfectly able to cooperate for our daughter.
We have off course never missed a visitation, never asked for it to be rescheduled and never behaved in a negative way when our daughter is present.
We are happy to get feedback during and after visitations.
Arias father has never made a threat during all this difficult time, despite the police`s view of him.
We have done everything Barnevernet has asked for, but they have never, ever been interested in giving us a chance as parents. Therefore, no guidance has ever even been offered.
We claim that barnevernet in Lørenskog have disqualified themselves from day one, and have prejudged us as parents based on our past.
We have therefore, in cooperation with our lawyer, asked for our case to be moved to another office in a different municipality. We are awaiting an answer. In addition, our psychologist has asked for a meeting with them and us (this will then in fact be our first meeting with them, unbelievable but the truth!)
One positive fact is that the barnevern- leader in Lørenskog barnevern Arnfinn Heimstad promised our psychologist at least new case-workers, and we view this as good news.
Also the restraining-order against Arias father has been lifted, so he is no longer perceived as dangerous by Barnevernet!
Every little victory is a step on the ladder with the one and only goal in this fight; to get Aria home and safe.
Before the father of Aria then can fully focus on the safety and fight for all children, that are wrongfully under barnevernet.
#barnevernspedagog #opexposecps #norway #stopbarnevernet #humantrafficking #justice #Aria
Ken’s new website: http://baby-aria-and-the-fight-for-justice.webnode.com/
Eugene Lukjanenko and his son Ben (Justin) (U.K.)
I put this on my facebook page on 11/28/2017:
Eugene Lukjanenko is in prison in England. Some of you may be well aware that he was previously known for his excellence as a Russian pianist. Now, most know of him as the man who had his son stolen from him by England’s equivalent of the American Child Protective Services. Eugene’s persistence to be reunited with his son has led to several hunger strikes. He is on another one now.
He is in prison on ridiculous charges.
I am posting this to get all the information to contact him in one place. I have just send my first email to him.
Emails cost 40p and you need to add £5 minimum on the account. Its very easy to set up and all you need is his name and prison number.
Here is the site I’m using. If you want to send a note to encourage Eugene Lukjanenko, all you need is:
1) His name
2) His prisoner which is A6309EC
3) The prison which is on a scroll down and is listed as ELMLEY
If nothing else, please keep Eugene and his son in your prayers.
September 16th, 2017
Eugene was recently jailed and released because of a demonstration at the Medway Council. Here is Eugene’s most recent video. I am happy to see him looking well. He has been more than willing to go to jail to have the freedom to speak the truth about his son’s case. It is obvious that he will never give up. Please keep him in your prayers.
January 17th, 2017 Eugene gets a court decision: Suspended sentence of 56 days in prison for Facebook and Twitter activity
October 18th, 2016
October 23rd, 2016:
Eugene has started his third hunger strike. He is on his 12th day. There is a possibility that he will be jailed because of his online protesting. Please pray for Eugene!
October 4th, 2016:
On Facebook, Eugene writes this:
“22 days left till possible jail for criticism of Medway SW”
Here is the video that accompanied the statement:
September 21rd, 2016:
Eugene shared a link with me of an interview he did on American Freedom Radio. YOU CAN HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE. The interview was given during Eugene’s second hunger strike.
August 30, 2016:
Eugene is unwavering in his attempt to see his son. He has made the simple request that he be allowed to see his son once a week and continues to be told he can only see his son four times a year. If you have been watching his Facebook page (noted below), lately he has been reading out of the Psalms in the Old Testament. The words have great meaning to both of us. Here is a letter sent to many of the appropriate dignitaries who might be able to help him with his case. It gives a brief summary of Eugene’s case. If you have not been aware that this man has done everything possible to try and and get the U.K. S.S. to make a sensible judgment, this letter is the recent attempt to get some kind of attention:
Please intervene in Eugene Lukjanenko’s case! Eugene Lukjanenko’s son is a
13 year-old Dutch citizen. He was forcefully removed from his father. This
family is known as they are featured in the RT documentary “Forced
Adoption UK”. Eugene Soifertis is a well-known international concert
pianist. Despite warnings from the child’s GP about the detrimental impact
that removing this child from his father’s care would have on the child,
Eugene’s son is still being held in foster care against his wishes and in
violation of his human rights as a child to live with his father. The
child has been told that he cannot go home again until he is 18 and that
he can only see his father for 6 hours a year. This boy is not permitted
to either phone his father or to communicate with him by letter and is
under 24 hours supervision to prevent his reunion with his father.
In court, Circuit Judge Veronica Hammerton supported the view of Medway
Council’s Children Services and of a court appointed psychologist, Melanie
Gill, that Eugene is an inadequate father because his own father is a
Holocaust survivor and was in a ghetto during the Second World War; and
also because Eugene had experienced anti-Semitism as a child when he lived
in the former Soviet Union. Eugene and his son are being punished for
contacting the media about their predicament, for taking part in the RT
documentary “Forced Adoption UK” and for submitting a petition to the
Petition Committee of the European Parliament regarding discrimination on
the grounds of religion, race and language by Medway Council’s Children
Services. The judge imposed an injunction on Eugene so that he is now
prevented from discussing his case in public under threat of 2 years in
prison and confiscation of his assets.
His son is not even allowed to read UN Convention of the Rights of the
Child. The Court will not allow Eugene to name the Medway Council Children
Services employees who terrorize his son. Father and son hardly see each
other, they are not allowed to contact each other by phone or letter, they
are not allowed to discuss the court case, or to name any Medway Council
Children Services employees who are ruining their lives. The child is not
allowed to see a solicitor of his choice. The father and son are not
allowed even to attend synagogue together. The Child is losing his ability
to speak Russian and is losing his cultural heritage!
THERE IS NO VALID REASON AS TO WHY EUGENE’S SON SHOULD BE CRUELLY
SEPARATED FROM HIS FATHER. The child is suffering from depression. His
mental health is deteriorating. Please help Eugene and his son to be
reunited by appealing to Theresa May, to Medway Council, to the
Conservative Leader of Medway Council, to the Chief executive of Medway
Council (Neil Davies), to the Child Portfolio Holder (Mike O’Brian) and to
the Director of Adult and Children Services (Barbara Peacock) to ask them
to stop cruelty, to revise their care plans for the child, so that the
father and son are re-united in their own home with the support of Medway
Council Children’s Services, if necessary. We request this in accordance
with the Children’s Act 1989, the European Convention of Human Rights
Articles 3, 6, 8 and the UN Convention on the Right of the Child.
Eugene on August 14, 2016: “Hunger strike SUSPENDED on the 18 day. Reasons all people in charge are on holidays, I will resume it when they are back. My blood deteriorated a bit, cannot get results till next week due to UK Bureaucracy- only part of it, feels still quite weak…”
August 9, 2016: Today is Eugene’s Birthday. He is 59. He is on his 15th day of his hunger strike. You can see his phone calls to officials to try to get to see his son today on his birthday. I think his reasoning on the phone makes perfect sense. You can see his conversation here:
August 3rd, 2016: 9th day of Eugene’s Second Hunger Strike.
Eugene had a court hearing today and commented afterwards: “SS threat of prison real now” .
Eugene also commented: “breach of injunction they will demand take all from fb etc.”
Eugene also typed: “No hearing yet. I wait for date. I am 9 day hunger strike. Tired.”
Eugene went on to mention that there is no official date for the next hearing and that he did not plan to take down his FB page.
Please continue to pray for Eugene and go to his Facebook page (CLICK HERE) for the latest.
It is July 27th, 2016. Eugene had been scheduled to see his son today but the schedule has apparently been changed. According to a recording that Eugene made today, he was able to see his son for only 14 minutes last Saturday (7/23). Eugene has started his 2nd hunger strike. This time it is in London at the Ministry of Justice offices.
July 30th, 2016. Day 5 of Eugene’s hunger strike. He was like on Facebook and today’s recording should be up on the Facebook link below soon.
You can check for Eugene’s updates here:
Eugene has completed his hunger strike in Strasbourg, France, at the European Court of Human Rights. He went to a doctor and received a report that his health was failing. He is in the U.K. and continuing his protest. The last time that Eugene saw his son was on April 5, 2016. Eugene spoke with his son about his rights during the visit and it has been said that he was punished for doing so. He will not be able to see his son until the next scheduled visit on July 27th.
To see the latest developments, please go here:
Also, a well-written recent summary of Eugene’s situation appeared on rodi’s blog.
Click on: July 27th – Bring JUSTIN, Eugene Lukjanenko’s son, home – PROTEST in GILLINGHAM KENT, Great Britain
Amy and her son Tyler
“The last time Amy saw her son was in September 2014. She has lost all parental rights and she will not see her son again until he is 18 years old. They seem to be afraid that she would take him back home to America.”
To find out more, go to this site:
Amy was in Warsaw on July 8, 2016 to protest the abduction of her son during the NATO Summit.