Social services takes away children from mother because she is too dumbBy Mason White 9:41 AM March 23, 2015
|Mark and Kerry McDougall|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was devastated when she was informed that her children were being placed in foster care because she was “too dumb” to be a mother.
22-year-old Kerry McDougall and her husband Mark of Scotland, have two children, and she is pregnant with her third child.
Social services removed the couple’s 5-year-old son Sean and 3-year-old William, and placed them with the foster family, saying that she was too dumb.
Kerry McDougall was not given permission to see her children or even speak to them on the phone after they were placed in foster care.
Kerry McDougall said that she was born with a cleft palate, and was unable to speak properly until she was 6 years old.
Her learning difficulties were determined to be “mild to moderate” by specialists.
Kerry McDougall admits that her reading and writing are not as good as many adults. However, her difficulties are mainly academic.
She cooks, cleans her home, takes care of the household bills and cared for her children before they were removed from her care.
The couple said that they had to make the difficult decision to leave Scotland, where their two young children are living and move to Ireland, so that their baby will not be taken away after birth.