Birth alerts follow you ‘for the rest of your life’ says Indigenous mom who had newborn taken – APTN News

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Birth alerts follow you ‘for the rest of your life’ says Indigenous mom who had newborn taken – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202130 Views

Eight years after her son was apprehended at a Calgary hospital, this mom says she lives with severe anxiety, nightmares, intense flashbacks and questions about why her family was separated instead of supported.

Snow fell through the darkness as Cora gave birth to Connor in the middle of the night at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary.

Four days later, a social worker from Alberta’s Ministry of Children’s Services (MCS) came to the hospital and served her with an apprehension order. They were taking her son into government care.

That was January 2013. Looking back, Cora believes she was subjected to a birth alert, and she wants people to understand how deeply haunted she is, eight years later, by this experience.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/birth-alerts-follow-you-for-the-rest-of-your-life-says-indigenous-mom-who-had-newborn-taken/

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