Norwegian authorities take step towards adoption of Czech boy
The Norwegian child welfare service has taken initial steps to open the way for the adoption of the younger of two Czech brothers who were taken from their parents in 2011. Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said on Wednesday. The authorities took the step despite previous claim that adoption was not being considered. According to information received by the Czech Office for International Legal Protection of Children in April, the child welfare service asked the regional authorities to launch the proceedings that would enable the adoption of the younger son of Eva Michaláková. The boys were taken from their parents over alleged sexual abuse. Although charges were never filed in the case, the brothers have lived in separate foster homes since.