Family distraught at removal of newborn

From Sunday Morning, 7:47 am on 1 October 2017

The spokeswoman for a family whose five-day old baby was taken away from them at North Shore Hospital on Friday says the parents are distraught. Social workers took the baby because the couple's other child, now 14 months old, was put into foster care after suffering unexplained broken bones. The parents say that baby was later diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bone Disease, but the child remains in state care. Sue O'Callaghan is the spokesperson for the family. Oranga Tamariki says a Family Court judge ultimately grants any order for taking babies into care at birth.