Florin Barbu and Claudia Racolțea are living in London and their children are taken into care. Mr Barbu and Ms Racolțea were involved in a string of alleged violent arguments and confrontations – with Ms Racolțea taking out a restraining order against Mr Barbu. The divorced biological parents are not satisfied with that fact that their kids were adopted by a same-sex couple.
Mr Barbu told Romanian outlets that he is a “good Christian” who is “absolutely” against gay adoption. Though the biological parents say the decision to take their children away was unfair, but a British court ruled the pair were not capable of providing for their children. Ms Racolțea now plans to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, in a bid to get her children removed from their loving new home, while Mr Barbu attracted attention of Romanian TV with a hunger strike.
The petition contends: “Even in such extraordinary circumstances as the separation of children from their biological parents, children have a right to a mother and a father. That is to say that neither heterosexual couples, nor same-sex couples have the ethical ‘right’ to adopt children. However, children who are adopted do have an ethical right to a mother and a father. [UK authorities are] violating this ethical principle, as well as offending the cultural and religious convictions of millions of Romanians, not to mention the relevant sections on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.”