Council backs twins’ return

Flintshire social services has welcomed this week’s high court
ruling that the twin girls adopted by a British couple over the
internet should be returned to the US for the courts there to
decide the twins’ fate.

The council’s head of children’s services Karen Reilly praised
the social workers and foster carers involved in the high-profile
case, adding: “The judge’s decision confirms our view that the
intervention of the court was necessary to secure and promote the
safety and welfare of these two children.”

Family division judge Mr Justice Kirkwood rejected claims by the
couple, Alan and Judith Kilshaw, that the council had acted
improperly by placing the nine-month old twins in foster care in

Lawyers for the Kilshaws said they would now be considering
whether to appeal against the decision.

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