Parents Refuse Sex Change for Autistic Son, Authorities Threaten Foster Care
Teenage boy threatened with being put in foster care after his parents refused sex change
Parents of a boy who suffers from Aspergers and autism were threatened that their son would be placed in foster care if they refused to put him through a sex change procedure.
The family was threatened with separation by authorities after a UK clinic told them their 14-year-old boy was transgender and needed to be put on "hormone blocker" drugs after he reportedly told doctors he thought he might be a girl.
After refusing, the British taxpayer-funded clinic reported the parents to child protective services for "emotional abuse" over their refusal to facilitate a gender transition for their autistic son.
Reliving their horrific ordeal, the couple, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect their child, says their son's autism played a role in being diagnosed with gender confusion.
The parents refused to cooperate with the “transition,” particularly since the blockers can cause irreversible harm.
Earlier this month, Neon Nettle reported how the first person in America to be legally recognized as transgender now says he regrets transitioning from his born gender and is campaigning against sex change surgeries, laws, and drugs.
Now the former Army sergeant Jamie Shupe says that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from his military service and was encouraged to switch gender by medical professionals and liberal campaigners, who incorrectly led him to believe he was the "wrong" gender.
Shupe told Fox News's Laura Ingraham that he took estrogen and progesterone and now has "irreversible breast growth."
"I have a number of health problems -- bone density, kidney problems," Shupe said.
"At one point my mental health was so destabilized by the hormones that I had two stays in a psychiatric ward because of it."
One of the teachers, The Daily Mail noted, told the parents of the autistic boy “that they should find alternative accommodation for their son or else he would be put into temporary foster care.”
According to the Daily Wire, a month after mom and dad pulled their son from the gender clinic, the couple was visited by local authorities concerning the complaint.
Desperate to keep their child out of foster care, they allowed their boy to live with a family friend.
He was also placed on a so-called "child protection plan.”
According to CitzensAdvice.org, "A child protection plan is a plan drawn up by the local authority.
"It sets out how the child can be kept safe, how things can be made better for the family and what support they will need."
Such plans are implemented by local authorities when the "child protection conference" concludes that "the child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm," the site notes.
“I’m absolutely devastated,” the boy’s mother told the outlet.
“When I saw the report that social services wrote about us and saw the words ‘emotional abuse,' I just broke down.”
“All we were doing was trying to get him to pause and think about his actions. My biggest worry as a mum is my child gets pushed down this route, becomes a woman, goes through the surgery, then gets to 25 and says, ‘I’ve made a mistake,’” she added.
The mother noted that she and her husband “read that these blockers might not be reversible and there might be long-term effects for brain development.”
The family has been placed back together, but the mother fears that more parents will be subjected to such a “horrendous” ordeal with their own kids.
“I cannot bear the thought of other families going through what we’ve been through. It has been horrendous,” she said.
As reported by The Daily Wire in January, a Texas father in a brutal custody battle with his ex-wife is at risk of losing his six-year-old son over his refusal to participate, socially and otherwise, in the boy’s “transition” to female.
"I want you to imagine having electronic communication with your son on FaceTime, and imagine that your ex-wife has dressed him as a drag queen to talk to you," Jeffrey Younger told podcast host Luke Macias.
”He has false eyelashes and makeup. His hair has got glitter in it. He's wearing a dress."
"Now imagine how you would feel seeing what I believe is actual sexual abuse — I believe this is not just emotional abuse but is the very, most fundamental form of sexual abuse, tampering with the sexual identity of a vulnerable boy,” the father added.