Brazilian court to rule (again) on whether Sean Goldman should be returned to David Goldman, his legal and biological father. The video link is here.
Update: It seems the rule was in favor of the real father but the Brazilian family can appeal yet again. Here’s what the maternal grandmother said in a letter to the president yesterday, which I find funny as “authentically Brazilian feelings” as she calls them below have no basis in this case. It’s a legal matter and legally, we know who the child should be with.
“Silvana Bianchi, Sean’s maternal grandmother, wrote an open letter to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva just hours before the Tuesday ruling, in which she said cultural differences and international pressure were driving the case.
“Our moral foundation values the mother’s role. In the absence of the mother, the raising should be done by the grandmother,” she wrote. “That’s how it’s done in Brazil, from north to south, regardless of race, religion or social class. It’s natural that foreigners, with a different foundation, would not understand these authentically Brazilian feelings.” – Source