Baby Snatched by Social Services

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Raised by 97 people in 35 months
Hello
We are Leonardo Edwards and Iolanda Menino.

We are raising funds because we are dedicated to getting our baby back full time and we need to pay our living expenses, travel expenses, pay for services such as photo copying legal documents and everything else that we require to get our baby back.


Our baby was snatched by Social services, Judiciary and Local Government at only 5 days old.

We had a home birth, our baby was born on the 1st February 2016, naturally in a birthing pool.
The NHS midwife arrived 10mins before our baby was born after calling the labour line 6 hours before! She was not sympathetic and as a result the placenta did not emerge. The midwife pulled on the cord twice. Iolanda had severe bleeding losing 2 litres of blood and was rushed into hospital by ambulance. The Midwife did not want to go to the hospital due to concerns of getting a parking ticket on her car and she wanted to go home for child duties and her husband as soon as possible. Iolanda was taken to hospital for manual removal of the placenta.
While we were in the hospital the staff insisted on taking the baby to weigh, measure and test, but we refused, pointing out that our baby had not been admitted, it was the mother who had the problem, our baby was fine. He was checked over by NHS Midwife at home before Iolanda was transported to the hospital. Iolanda insisted on going home the next day, they agreed and was then discharged home on the 2nd February 2016.

On Wednesday 3rd February a midwife turned up, without an appointment.  Another midwife, our regular one, arrived two hours later without an appointment, but we did not see either of them.  We rescheduled an appointment with our regular midwife, Donna Smith, but she could only fit us in the following week. Friday, 12th February.
The Princess Anne Foundling Hospital Southampton UK sent a doctor to our house; the couple did not see her due to her attitude. Later that day a policeman turned up hoping to see our baby was ok, the couple showed the policeman their baby and chatted with him.

Social services took our baby away without providing any paperwork until our baby was stolen and put into foster care.
Now we are not allowed to see our baby, PREVENTING BREASTFEEDING.

We are raising funds because we are dedicated to getting our baby back full time and we need to pay our living expenses, travel expenses, pay for services such as photo copying legal documents and everything else that we require to get our baby back.

The funds raised will go to Leonardo Edwards's bank account. 

We are both so grateful to you for any donations.

I STAND BY SANTIAGO 

Please make your own poster that says "I Stand By Santiago" and email it to iolandamenino@gmail.com

Post it on facebook, link myself, Iolanda Menino or our Facebook page: Our Baby was Snatched by the Social Servicesr to the picture.


PLEASE SHARE this page and our videos.

Here is our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MsdkSnE-TQgiY6uy7SM6w


Thank you so much.

With Love
Leonardo & Iolanda & Baby

PLEASE HELP OUR BABY GET BACK TO HIS MOTHER AND FATHER.
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Hello all
:Iolanda :Menino and myself :Leon: Edwards are prosecuting the men and women who kidnapped our baby :Santiago in Southampton, UK:


1. The :Chief-Federal-Judge: David-wynn: Miller is prosecuting under FICTITIOUS CONVEYANCE OF THE LANGUAGE with A QUO WARRANTO complaint.

2. Southampton and the UK’s criminality has now been filed with the EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS (E.C.H.R) http://www.echr.coe.int

3. :Mark-Kishon: Christopher’s team have formed a GRAND JURY/COUNCIL to prosecute the men and women who stole, kidnapped and baby trafficked :Santiago-David-Menino: Edwards

4. LIKE our FACEBOOK page
www.facebook.com/ourbabywassnatchedbythesocialservices

5. Please help us with DONATIONS www.gofundme.com/tztxzkhw

6. Subscribe to our YOUTUBE page
www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MsdkSnE-TQgiY6uy7SM6w

7. Autograph our PETITION
www.change.org/p/david-cameron-mp-our-baby-was-snatched-by-the-social-services

8. TWITTER: @snatched_baby

9. INSTAGRAM #iolanda_menino #leonardoedwardos

10. Use Hashtag: #ISTANDBYSANTIAGO #SAVESANTIAGO

Thank you for watching.
Please support us.

With Love
Leonardo & Iolanda
xx
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Hello all.

We urge everyone to come to our peaceful protest at the British Embassy in Lisbon at 2pm - Rua Sao Bernardo 33.1200 on Sunday 26th June 2016 and then we walk to the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic at 4pm in an appeal to the competent authorities to return the baby Santiago to his parents immediately.
AIM to shame the UK!
STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING BUSINESS!
THIS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!
AGAINST ALL HUMAN RIGHTS!
AGAINST ARTICLE 8 OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS - THE RIGHT TO FAMILY LIFE AND PRIVACY!

We have not committed any crime, and the judge wrote that. Still the Social Services of Southampton remain in possession of Santiago illegally.
MMS is not illegal, Leonardo was not arrested or has no case against him.

The Portuguese Government has not yet rescued our Santiago!
We intend in this way to pressure the Portuguese Government. Until this date we have not received any help from the Portuguese Government.

I want to recall here that this baby is at risk to go for adoption and never have access and the protection of his family.

Please beg the collaboration of all to help recover our Son in my arms. Think, if it were you? This can happen to anyone! Do not be indifferent! Unity is strength! Apathy is the acceptance of this massive crime against us. Please be a voice to Santiago! Please fight to save Santiago. Thank you.

Iolanda Menino & Leonardo Edwards
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I STAND BY SANTIAGO

Please make your own poster that says "I Stand By Santiago" and email it to iolandamenino@gmail.com
Post it on facebook, link myself, Iolanda Menino or our Facebook page: Our Baby was Snatched by the Social Servicesr to the picture.
Thank you.
With Love
Leonardo Edwards xx
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Hi to all our sponsors.

Thank you again for your donations.

The UK mainstream media have been completely silent about our story.
Richie Allen from The Richie Allen Show is the only person that has interviewed us and put our story out there in the UK.

We have been in Portugal exposing the UK for child trafficking on mainstream media. We have been in magazines, newspapers, online websites, and on all the mainstream tv channels.

On Thursday we are being interviewed on a private/paid for tv channel called CM tv.

Below are all the links that we know of in the Portuguese media:

• Richie Allen Radio Show
09/03/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Pgx0GfbvA

• YouTube video Outside Westminster 08/04/2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HcFLpsVL2A&feature=youtu.be

• YouTube video outside BBC London 07/04/2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZWAMoSf2oA

• Portuguese Mainstream Official TV News debate about our baby Santiago and forced adoption- RTP channel on 08/04/2016 presented by Sandra Felgueiras on “Sexta as 11” tv show
http://www.rtp.pt/play/p2040/e231139/sexta-as-10

• Newspaper Portugal Resident -Very good article! by Natasha Donn written in English.

http://portugalresident.com/portuguese-mother-becomes-latest-victim-of-uk%E2%80%99s-alleged-practice-of-%E2%80%9Cinstitutional-abductions%E2%80%9D

• Newspaper Jornal de Noticias 07/04/2016 (wrote article without contacting us) written by Dina Margato
http://www.jn.pt/mundo/interior/mae-portuguesa-acusa-servicos-de-lhe-roubar-bebe-5113886.html?fb_comment_id=1061981357193858_1062080697183924&comment_id=1062080697183924#f31a3a0b16f00d2

• Newspaper Diario de noticias 07/04/2016
http://www.dn.pt/sociedade/interior/portuguesa-acusa-servicos-sociais-britanicos-de-lhe-tirarem-o-filho-5115017.html

• Newspaper Correio da manha 07/04/2016 with video
http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/nacional/sociedade/detalhe/servicos_sociais_britanicos_tiram_bebe_a_mae_portuguesa.html

• Newspaper sol 07/04/2016
http://www.sol.pt/noticia/503609/portuguesa-acusa-servi%C3%A7os-sociais-brit%C3%A2nicos-de-lhe-tirarem-o-filho

• Newspaper kiss 07/04/2016
http://www.kissfm.pt/index.php?q=C/NEWSSHOW/21700

• Newspaper Porto Canal 07/04/2016
http://portocanal.sapo.pt/noticia/87653/

• Newspaper Correio da manha 09/04/2016 written by Catia Carmo
http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/nacional/sociedade/detalhe/iolanda_denuncia_chantagem.html

• Newspaper Portugal Resident- very good article!! 09/04/2016 by Natasha Donn
http://portugalresident.com/uk-authorities-remove-%E2%80%9Cmore-than-30-portuguese-children%E2%80%9D-from-immigrant-parents

• Newspaper Publico very good by andreia sanches 09/04/2016
https://www.publico.pt/sociedade/noticia/portuguesa-em-inglaterra-luta-para-recuperar-filho-que-lhe-foi-retirado-com-9-dias-1728625

Publico not about us!!! Written by andreia sanches

https://www.publico.pt/sociedade/noticia/embaixada-tenta-acordo-para-manter-juntas-criancas-retiradas-a-casal-portugues-em-inglaterra-1630301

• Pt.bastingsnews.com 11.04.2016
http://pt.blastingnews.com/sociedade/2016/04/inglaterra-aumentam-casos-de-retirada-de-criancas-a-familias-portuguesas-00872769.html

• Partstoday 11/04/2016
http://parstoday.com/pt/news/portugal-i3238-portuguesa_em_inglaterra_viu_o_filho_com_9_dias_de_vida_ser_lhe_retirado

• MSN 11/04/2016

http://www.msn.com/pt-pt/noticias/nacional/m%C3%A3e-portuguesa-acusa-servi%C3%A7os-sociais-brit%C3%A2nicos-de-lhe-roubarem-beb%C3%A9/ar-BBrrV4O

• Algarve resident by Natasha Donn on 14/04/2016
http://portugalresident.com/rally-for-santiago-plea-to-portugal%E2%80%99s-mothers-to-stand-up-against-british-justice

• Publico 13/04/2016 by andreia sanches
https://www.publico.pt/sociedade/noticia/desde-janeiro-houve-17-casos-de-criancas-retiradas-a-portugueses-em-inglaterra-1728908

• BOM DIA Europa, 7 de Abril 2016
http://bomdia.eu/portuguesa-acusa-servicos-sociais-ingleses-de-lhe-roubarem-bebe/

• Portugal resident 14/04/2016
http://portugalresident.com/rally-for-santiago-plea-to-portugal%E2%80%99s-mothers-to-stand-up-against-british-justice

• Noticias ao minutos in Vigil Portugal 14/04/2016
http://www.noticiasaominuto.com/pais/571593/mae-que-acusa-reino-unido-de-lhe-roubar-bebe-ameacada

https://criancasatortoeadireitos.wordpress.com/

• Diario de Noticias Vigil Portugal 15 Abril 2016
http://www.dn.pt/sociedade/interior/iolanda-veio-a-portugal-denunciar-o-rapto-do-filho-recem-nascido-pelos-servicos-sociais-ingleses-5128197.html

• Portuguese Mainstream Official TV News RTP 15 abril 2016
http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/pais/mae-portuguesa-acusa-servicos-sociais-ingleses-de-lhe-roubarem-o-filho_v911758&source=mail

• Horrible - Portugal Resident by natasha donn 18/04/2016
http://portugalresident.com/%E2%80%9Cbaby-snatch-parents%E2%80%9D-have-been-%E2%80%9Cbrainwashed%E2%80%9D-into-putting-bleach-before-their-child-says-source

• Portuguese Mainstream Official TV – SIC - 20/04/2016
http://sic.sapo.pt/Programas/queridasmanhas/queridasmanhas_lista/2016-04-20-Bebes-retirados-em-Inglaterra
https://www.facebook.com/queridasmanhasnasic/videos/830882457045470/

• Richie Allen Radio Show - 26/04/2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-mCHt_YYs

• Publico 03/05/2016 by andreia sanches

• Portuguese Mainstream Official TV – TVI- 03/05/2016

http://tviplayer.iol.pt/programa/a-tarde-e-sua/53c6b3883004dc006243ce59/video/572909f70cf2cfe9f10d5301 2:19:53

http://www.tvi.iol.pt/programa/a-tarde-e-sua/53c6b3883004dc006243ce59/videos/--/ates--videos/video/5728f0c50cf2cfe9f10d4eb0/1 enxerto

• Portuguese Magazine Visao - 05/05/2016
8 page article(centrefold).
http://visao.sapo.pt/palavra/entity/people/Iolanda

http://visao.sapo.pt/actualidade/sociedade/2016-05-04-Portugueses-que-ficam-sem-os-filhos-em-Inglaterra--com-video-

• CMTV

On the 12th May we are being interviewed on CMtv - Portuguese tv channel

Thank you for all your support.

With Love

Leonardo & Iolanda xxxx
Article in Portuguese magazine VISAO
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Claire-Louise Crowther
35 months ago

I believe that social services took your baby for no reason and you narrow minded ppl who believe otherwise need to wake the hell up. But why would you? When you clearly are a part of this sick, twisted corruption. Social services do take babies for no reasons, and 1000s of parents will tell you so, I know , I've had two newborns stolen for forced adoption. I sincerely hope you can fight this disgusting profit making, corrupt system and get your baby bk home where he/she belongs . And do not let these narrow minded ppls words penetrate. They obviously have no clue to what goes on in the system

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Amy Warnes
35 months ago
3
3

It's not bleach you doughnuts http://m.wikihow.com/Purify-Water See number 5 Take note

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Charisse Burchett
35 months ago
2
2

It is clear a great barbaric injustice has been done here. The gestapo have stolen a newborn away from loving parents who have set out to give their baby the best start in life. Shame on them, and shame on anyone who comments negatively. Love, prayers and I am so so sorry.

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Sarah Emily Spain
35 months ago
2
2

I'm sending good vibes to you. Please ignore all these hateful uneducated comments. Your both sound like amazing parents. You will get you baby back. You will!!!

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John Banks
35 months ago
2
2

We're dealing with Corporations companies trading for profit, use this template demand your child back bank or bankrupt them! http://www.exposetheestablishment.com/how-to-get-your-kids-back-resources/how-to-get-your-stolen-children-home-from-forced-adoptions-in-the-uk/

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EliSa Lazier
11 months ago
1
1

This is a true story and I almost had my child stolen by social services in UK when she was 6 years old in Reading. They do lie and make up stories to snatch babies and children. Santiago must be returned to his loving parents!

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Cassy Johnston
35 months ago
1
1

Im so sorry this has happened to you. We are spreading this across America too. I will pray for you and the little one in hope you get him back. I wish I could help financially but I am finacially destroyed right now.

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Manfy Maybe Dunn
35 months ago
1
1

Hi, sorry I can not donate, but, they need court orders to remove a child, have you got those? They would have had to come from the court of protection, (secret court), I am involved in a case with them, feel free to message me, I will try to help, if I can xx

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Sarah Sparkles
35 months ago
1
1

Hav eyou contacted birthrights and AIMS? if not get in touch NOW they have the experience and resources to help. I escaped this when we chose to freebirth and a health visitor called social services - you are exercising your rights not to be seen by anyone sending good vibes to you and yours

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Vanessa Poolian
35 months ago
1
1

I wish you both the best of luck in this...you deserve justice ....wish I could have donated more...the negative criticisms have no weight apart from people just taking their own insecurities out on you and they are just not aware how things really are which is a shame. I am praying everyday for you both and Santiago. Lots of love xx

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Lisa Dawn Cheney
35 months ago
1
1

You two seem like good people. And wanted to do the right thing by your son. Please ignore the negative comments. If he was their baby then it would be a different story. Prayers sent.

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Terry
1 month ago

That story is missing something. I don't why any parent would refuse to have their newborn checked over when asked, especially known that if you refuse they can force the situation. If you need legal documents that means you are going to appeal. You get the legal documents for free. The respondent is the Social Services, they will have to provide the paperwork to the Court and the Court will pass it onto you free of charge. I'm not buying your story, I think you may be scamming people.

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Cecil Ren
32 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MsdkSnE-TQgiY6uy7SM6w

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Mike Disalvo
33 months ago

I think this is good advice. Just update it for 2016 and get some crowds to show up at public places by visiting meetups and parent groups and such (traditional Catholic groups too) http://www.exposetheestablishment.com/how-to-get-your-kids-back-resources/how-to-get-your-stolen-children-home-from-forced-adoptions-in-the-uk/

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Paula Silva
34 months ago

I don't know what happened but one thing is for sure, every pancake no matter how thin it has always two sides. I hope that your child is returned to you but I also hope that you are in fact loving and caring parents to your child, there is no instructions manual provided when we start a family we have to learn along the way and it's not that easy, I know it only too well I wish you all the best

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Louise Curtis
34 months ago

Contact the papers. Radio solent and your local mp .

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Anne Coom
34 months ago

I have donated via paypal as I found your other payment details via facebook. Be strong.. be brave you have nothing to loose in this fight as they have taken whats dearest to you already...good luck.

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Claire-Louise Crowther
35 months ago

I believe that social services took your baby for no reason and you narrow minded ppl who believe otherwise need to wake the hell up. But why would you? When you clearly are a part of this sick, twisted corruption. Social services do take babies for no reasons, and 1000s of parents will tell you so, I know , I've had two newborns stolen for forced adoption. I sincerely hope you can fight this disgusting profit making, corrupt system and get your baby bk home where he/she belongs . And do not let these narrow minded ppls words penetrate. They obviously have no clue to what goes on in the system

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Amy Warnes
35 months ago
3
3

It's not bleach you doughnuts http://m.wikihow.com/Purify-Water See number 5 Take note

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Charisse Burchett
35 months ago
2
2

It is clear a great barbaric injustice has been done here. The gestapo have stolen a newborn away from loving parents who have set out to give their baby the best start in life. Shame on them, and shame on anyone who comments negatively. Love, prayers and I am so so sorry.

+ Read More
Sarah Emily Spain
35 months ago
2
2

I'm sending good vibes to you. Please ignore all these hateful uneducated comments. Your both sound like amazing parents. You will get you baby back. You will!!!

+ Read More
John Banks
35 months ago
2
2

We're dealing with Corporations companies trading for profit, use this template demand your child back bank or bankrupt them! http://www.exposetheestablishment.com/how-to-get-your-kids-back-resources/how-to-get-your-stolen-children-home-from-forced-adoptions-in-the-uk/

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EliSa Lazier
11 months ago
1
1

This is a true story and I almost had my child stolen by social services in UK when she was 6 years old in Reading. They do lie and make up stories to snatch babies and children. Santiago must be returned to his loving parents!

+ Read More
Cassy Johnston
35 months ago
1
1

Im so sorry this has happened to you. We are spreading this across America too. I will pray for you and the little one in hope you get him back. I wish I could help financially but I am finacially destroyed right now.

+ Read More
Manfy Maybe Dunn
35 months ago
1
1

Hi, sorry I can not donate, but, they need court orders to remove a child, have you got those? They would have had to come from the court of protection, (secret court), I am involved in a case with them, feel free to message me, I will try to help, if I can xx

+ Read More
Sarah Sparkles
35 months ago
1
1

Hav eyou contacted birthrights and AIMS? if not get in touch NOW they have the experience and resources to help. I escaped this when we chose to freebirth and a health visitor called social services - you are exercising your rights not to be seen by anyone sending good vibes to you and yours

+ Read More
Vanessa Poolian
35 months ago
1
1

I wish you both the best of luck in this...you deserve justice ....wish I could have donated more...the negative criticisms have no weight apart from people just taking their own insecurities out on you and they are just not aware how things really are which is a shame. I am praying everyday for you both and Santiago. Lots of love xx

+ Read More
Lisa Dawn Cheney
35 months ago
1
1

You two seem like good people. And wanted to do the right thing by your son. Please ignore the negative comments. If he was their baby then it would be a different story. Prayers sent.

+ Read More
Terry
1 month ago

That story is missing something. I don't why any parent would refuse to have their newborn checked over when asked, especially known that if you refuse they can force the situation. If you need legal documents that means you are going to appeal. You get the legal documents for free. The respondent is the Social Services, they will have to provide the paperwork to the Court and the Court will pass it onto you free of charge. I'm not buying your story, I think you may be scamming people.

+ Read More
Cecil Ren
32 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MsdkSnE-TQgiY6uy7SM6w

+ Read More
Mike Disalvo
33 months ago

I think this is good advice. Just update it for 2016 and get some crowds to show up at public places by visiting meetups and parent groups and such (traditional Catholic groups too) http://www.exposetheestablishment.com/how-to-get-your-kids-back-resources/how-to-get-your-stolen-children-home-from-forced-adoptions-in-the-uk/

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Paula Silva
34 months ago

I don't know what happened but one thing is for sure, every pancake no matter how thin it has always two sides. I hope that your child is returned to you but I also hope that you are in fact loving and caring parents to your child, there is no instructions manual provided when we start a family we have to learn along the way and it's not that easy, I know it only too well I wish you all the best

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Louise Curtis
34 months ago

Contact the papers. Radio solent and your local mp .

+ Read More
Anne Coom
34 months ago

I have donated via paypal as I found your other payment details via facebook. Be strong.. be brave you have nothing to loose in this fight as they have taken whats dearest to you already...good luck.

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