14 Year Old Boy Given Back By Foster Parents Because He Is Gay‏

shame on you

A 14 year-old boy who was fostered by an Italian family has been disowned by his foster parents for simply for being gay.

Reported by Marida Lombardo Pijola’s blog on the Il Messaggero website Tuesday, the boy has been repeatedly discriminated against and bullied by other children because of his sexuality.  But instead of providing support for their bullied child, his foster parents, who are from a small unidentified Italian town, were unsympathetic.

“It created too many problems – we can’t handle it,” the parents were quoted as saying. “At school his classmates don’t accept it. Everyone says to us why do you bother?”

As a result the intolerant foster family gave the boy up and he was once again put back into the over burdened Italian child welfare system.

Those people should be allowed anywhere near children let alone being allowed to foster them.


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