By Daily Wire. Parents of a teenage son who has Asperger’s and autism were threatened by authorities to have their child placed in foster care after they refused to help facilitate a so-called “sex change” of the boy.
Recalling the horrifying ordeal to The Daily Mail, the couple, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed an NHS clinic in the U.K. said their then-14-year-old boy should be put on hormone-blockers since he told them he thought he was a girl. The parents, believing their child’s autism played a role in the declaration of gender confusion, refused to cooperate with the “transition,” particularly since the blockers can cause irrevocable harm.
After mom and dad pulled their son from the gender clinic, school officials reported the parents to child services for “emotional abuse” due to their objections to the sex change. One of the teachers, The Daily Mail noted, told the parents “that they should find alternative accommodation for their son or else he would be put into temporary foster care.”
A month later, the couple was visited by local authorities concerning the complaint. Desperate to keep their child out of foster care, they allowed their boy to live with a family friend.
He was also placed on a so-called “child protection plan.” According to CitzensAdvice.org, “A child protection plan is a plan drawn up by the local authority. It sets out how the child can be kept safe, how things can be made better for the family and what support they will need.” Such plans are implemented by local authorities when the “child protection conference” concludes that “the child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm,” the site notes. (Read more from “Parents Refuse to Facilitate ‘Sex Change’ of Autistic Son, so Authorities Threaten to Put Him in Foster Care” HERE)
Social Services Threaten to Take Autistic Boy Into Care After His Parents Refuse to Let Doctors Give Him Powerful Sex-Change Drugs
By Daily Mail. The mother, who asked to remain anonymous, told how the experience almost ‘broke’ the family.
She said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated. When I saw the report that social services wrote about us and saw the words “emotional abuse”, I just broke down.
‘All we were doing was trying to get him to pause and think about his actions. My biggest worry as a mum is my child gets pushed down this route, becomes a woman, goes through the surgery, then gets to 25 and says, “I’ve made a mistake.”’
The family’s problems began in 2015 when the boy started struggling to cope with the pressures of secondary school due to his Asperger’s and autism. He started to self-harm and his parents asked his GP to refer him to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
During an appointment with a child psychotherapist, the boy announced he believed he was female. His parents said he had never mentioned such a belief to them previously and suspected that his sudden interest in changing gender may have been another of his autistic obsessions. However, they agreed for him to be referred on to the Leeds branch of the Tavistock Clinic – the only NHS service for under-18s who are confused about their gender. (Read more from “Social Services Threaten to Take Autistic Boy Into Care After His Parents Refuse to Let Doctors Give Him Powerful Sex-Change Drugs” HERE)