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Mom Accidentally DROPS Baby At Home, Rushes Him To Hospital. Now He's In Foster Care...
A couple from India is fighting the U.S. foster care system to win back their infant son, who was taken away from them when he accidentally fell at home. Read on to learn more!
A couple from India is fighting to get their 2-month-old son out of the U.S. foster care system, after they say he was unfairly taken away from them.
Ashish and Vidisha Pareek, originally from Jaipur, have been living in New Jersey since August, when Ashish started working for Tata Consultancy Services in Jersey City.
According to the couple’s relatives, after welcoming their son, Ashvid, in October, they’ve been forced to hand him over to child welfare officials.
As Ashish’s brother, Abhishek Pareek, explained to NDTV in Jaipur, Vidisha was carrying the baby around the house last month, when he suddenly slipped out of her arms and fell.
The baby allegedly landed on the family’s TV stand before hitting his head on the hard floor, prompting his mother to rush him to the nearest hospital immediately.
Once doctors diagnosed the baby boy with serious internal injuries to the head, Ashvid reportedly had to be taken to another hospital, where he has since recovered.
While the Pareek family claims this was all a big accident, welfare officials now say Ashvid’s parents intentionally harmed him at home.
"It was an accident but the US authorities are saying that our family tried to harm the child. US authorities are saying the child has been treated in an inhuman way and so cannot be handed over to the parents. But this is untrue, it was an accident," Ashish’s brother told NDTV.
Although the Pareeks have since been forced to hand their baby boy over to child welfare workers, they will continue their fight to win him back.
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