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Mother who had twins at age 64 fights for custody of elder daughter, six
A MUM who has just given birth to twins aged 64 has applied to the courts to regain custody of her six-year-old daughter, who was taken away from her and who now lives with a relative in Canada.
The woman, who is now recovering from a Caesarian section to deliver her new son and daughter, says she wants her elder child home so she can meet her brother and sister.
“She should be here with us, not thousands of miles away in Canada,” says her solicitor.
The provincial court of Burgos, where the mother lives, upheld her original appeal to keep her daughter, but the social services launched a counter-appeal and won.
According to the mother's lawyer, if her daughter – whom she had aged 58 – had not been taken from her, she may not have made the decision to become pregnant again at 63.
She had to go to a clinic in the USA because Spanish fertility hospitals set a cap of age 50, and only a small number are willing to help a woman become pregnant up to the age of 60.
The social services allegedly took her six-year-old away from her because she was 'neglected' and 'did not go to school'.
Her family tried to stop her mother getting pregnant again by attempting to declare her as legally incapable of making an informed decision, since she is said to suffer from a psychological illness, undefined.
Social services are keeping a close eye on her twins, and have not ruled out they may also be taken from her.
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