Jugendamt, Judges & Trafficking of Children | Thomas POROMBKA at EU Parliament Conference – Brussels 06.02.2020

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The German Jugendamt (“Youth Office“) is an institution which has nearly illimited powers and is not bound by orders of the Family Courts. The Jugendamt and related professions generate income from children taken away from their parents and placed in foster families and homes. The number amounts to 52,590 cases per year (2018).

The Jugendamt has the power to separate children from their parents even if there is no valid charge of crime or omission causing a danger to the children. The needless separation of the family causes lifelong psychological pain. Jugendamt is so powerful, some Germans say it is above the state. It can take children from good families when it wants and ignore court rulings to return them.

In the case of Thomas POROMBKA, in the Hessen town of Idstein, the Jugendamt has defied six court orders and, according to POROMBKA’s lawyer, the agency has lied at least 12 times in court proceedings over his 24-year-old mentally disabled son, who a judge has ruled was kidnapped by the Jugendamt — a punishable crime. Thomas had a court order for custody of his son. The Jugendamt ignored it. 

A Rogue Agency

German parliament member Klaus-Peter WILLSCH told the press he was stunned when he began to investigate the POROMBKA case. He discovered that in Germany, which is supposed to a nation under the rule of law, there is a rogue government agency that breaks the law with impunity.

“That this was possible in Germany was really astonishing for me,” WILLSCH stated. The judges were on Mr. POROMBKA’s side. But the Jugendamt just made their own laws.”

Why does the Jugendamt take children from good families and ignore the law? One theory is money. Some critics of the Jugendamt say the system amounts to a government-run child trafficking network in which about 80 kids per day are seized from parents and funneled to children’s homes and psychiatric care. The overflow goes to foster homes. They claim the system needs to continually take in more children to keep functioning.

No Recourse for Parents

The European Parliament has received at least 120 petitions from German parents about the Jugendamt. Previous European Parliament demands that Germany stop the abuses of the Jugendamt have been rebuffed. “There is neither control [of the Jugendamt] nor an obligation to amend [its errors],” BOULLAND told CBN News. “There are cases where the Jugendamt refuses to accept court decisions. And the law cannot impose anything on the Jugendamt. This is absurd,” he said. “If the violations of the law turn out to be true, we will put pressure on the German authorities to put an end to them immediately,” BOULLAND added.

Lies, Lies, Lies

Phillip CHURCHILL, an American psychologist who has lived in Germany for 20 years and practiced in Germany for 10 years, said he believes the Jugendamt takes advantage of what he sees as a German characteristic to not challenge authority.

“We’re trained as Americans to criticize everything. Germans don’t act that way, generally,” he explained. “It’s a general characteristic. This conformist routine. It’s still there.” “These things that are in the personality of a culture; you don’t get that out overnight,” he said.

Heidi SCHULZ said she and her son are trapped in limbo. They can never go back to Germany and would likely be arrested if they try to flee the European Union for America. “The worst part is the lies, the lies of the Jugendamt, the lies of the judge,” she said. “You are completely helpless against their lies. Because when you bring facts, they ignore them because they have the power.” Wakiya said he lives in constant fear the Jugendamt will find them in France.

Destroying Families

Heidi also told us her college-age daughters will need to leave Germany because once a family is in the Jugendamt’s sights, the next generation may also have their children taken away. “It’s a never-ending story. I know this from other families. Then they take away the children of their children. And so on,” she said. “Sometimes in the third and fourth generation, the Jugendamt came and destroyed families. There is no ending,” she said. “They have ruined our lives,” POROMBKA  said. “I think the worst case is my son who was put into a home where he did not want to go. He phones his friends and says, ‘I’m in prison,” he said. “He does not know how he can get out.”

The European Court of Human Rights did have a good standing Case Law concerning child abduction and visiting rights. Until 2004, Germany had been sentenced 18 times for violation of Human Rights in family matters. In 2004 a former judge from the German Constitutional Court joined the ECHR. From that time on, we notice that there are two different types of justice: against Germany, where complaints for child abduction are declared unreceivable, and against other countries, where the former standing case law of the court is still applied. This phenomenon has been stated by several individuals.

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has made recommendations to Germany , in the 1st , 2nd and 3rd UPR to install an effective control over the Jugendamt. Although Germany has accepted all three recommendations (2009, 2013 and 2017) nothing has changed in the matter, but the German government now pretends that the control is already in place.

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Office National de l’Enfance – ONE (all Kand zielt) is a Luxembourgish counterpart of the German Jugendamt. Here is an article about Luxembourg Institutional Trafficking of Children, Multi Million €URO Industry.
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