Police take child away from 'parasite' mother
Four-year-old put into foster care08 January, 16:26
Judges said that the 38-year-old mother, who has Romanian origins, ''places enormous limits on her work availability'', thereby putting the child's ''psychosocial health and growth prospects at risk''.
They added that she ''exploits the girl'' in order to be granted public housing and other benefits.
The Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX, however, reports that the woman works as a caregiver and officially receives 200 euros monthly, plus extra under-the-table, but still has to make use of social services to get by. The school principal said that the child was always ''clean and tidy. And her mother is a good person''. ''Tell me how to get my daughter back,'' the mother pleaded in reaction, sobbing. ''They wanted to assign me a court-appointed lawyer, but I refused. I don't trust anyone anymore.''