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Taken into care at birth

When 'Annie' had her newborn baby taken into foster care at birth, she decided to fight to regain custody of him.

"Annie" had already had several children taken into care by social services when she had her fifth. But after her newborn was taken into foster care at birth, she decided to fight to regain custody of him.

Annie Bertram - not her real name - from North Tyneside, previously worked in financial services. In 2013, she was told by a court that her fifth child would be taken into care, with a long-term plan to be established shortly afterwards. He was only six days old.

"Annie" spoke to The Victoria Derbyshire programme about her utter despair and the fight to get him back.

  • 18 Apr 2016