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50-50 chance that the child will be removed, shortly after the birth

on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:05
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Happy days ... Lisa Bacon, right, with Dawn Jago, holding baby Tia. Photograph: Janice Brown

In May 2011, when she was 21, Lisa Bacon found out she was pregnant. Suddenly she was afraid that she might lose her home and that her baby would be taken away from her. Lisa – who has a mild learning disability and hearing loss – knew that only a tiny proportion of people like her ever become parents and if they do, there is a 50-50 chance that the child will be removed, shortly after the birth.

Lisa was taken away from her own family when she was 11 and put into foster care.