Update: Charlotte Wyatt to be discharged
Here's a very serious prayer-request situation: Charlotte Wyatt, whose case many of us have followed for so long, is scheduled to be taken away from her parents in two weeks. By "taken away," I don't just mean given into someone else's custody. The claim right now is that she will be taken to an undisclosed location away from the town of Portsmouth where her parents (now separated) live. They will not know where she is. Whether they will receive any information about her at all--if she is sick, if she lives or dies--remains to be seen.
Please pray that this would not happen after all, and post supportive notes at the web site maintained by Charlotte's friends.
Charlotte has been rather ill lately, according to the posts there, but apparently she is recovering from her latest cold. Though her parents are separated, her father desperately wants custody. The excuse for not giving it to him is that he attempted suicide after his wife left him. But he has pulled himself together since then and asks at least to be given a fair chance to care for Charlotte. Apparently social services in the UK has the power simply to deny this and to take his child somewhere entirely out of his ken. My own opinion is that an agenda behind this is to get those pesky parents to stop nagging them to give Charlotte all possible help when she is ill--to gain entire control of her medical care without any oversight and without the knowledge of the outside world. What will happen then we don't know and may never know.
May God protect Charlotte.