by Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews.com
A mother and child became the first Norwegian refugees since the Second World War when Poland accepted their application for asylum last week.
Silje Garmo, 37, fled to Warsaw with her 23 month-old infant Eira in 2017 when she suspected that Norway’s child protection agency, known as the Barnvernet, was about to take the child away.
Garmo is the mother of two daughters. In 2014, the father of her eldest daughter, now 13 years old, reported Garmo to the Barnevernet as an unfit mother. Garmo thinks the agency believed him simply because he was an influential businessman with friends among judges.
“Barnevernet accused me of abusing painkillers, leading a ‘chaotic lifestyle’ and having ‘chronic fatigue syndrome,’” Garmo told Poland’s Super-Express newspaper last September.
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