By SARA MALM
A Brazilian woman has fled to her embassy in Oslo with her three-year-old daughter after Norwegian child protection services threatened to take the child into care.
Vitoria Alves Jesumary, 37, a Brazilian native, claims social services tried to take her daughter Sofia because she is not ‘eating like a Norwegian’.
Ms Jesumary has now been hiding at the embassy for a week and is refusing to leave until she is allowed to leave for Brazil with her daughter.
Ms Jesumary recently divorced Sofia’s father, a Norwegian man of Chilean descent, and the custody battle and troublesome split led to her contacting welfare services for help, but instead was threatened with losing her child, she claims.
A friend of Ms Jesumary says she was told the reason for Sofia being taken into care is because of her eating habits and dominating character, however the mother does not speak neither English nor Norwegian.
‘Put simply, it's an abuse of authority," Ana Lucia Lima, a pastor at a pentecostal church in Oslo, told The Local.
‘They say she's not eating like it's normal to do here in Norway and that she's developing a dominating character among her friends. They say this is because she's not getting good parenting.’
Child Protection Services were contacted by local media, but refused to comment on individual cases.
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