"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Sean & Sherry Ann

“I haven’t seen my son as I can’t afford to fly across whilst working to be able to support them.”

Sean is a British citizen, who married Sherry Ann from the Philippines, in April 2010 in the Cavite region.

Sean stayed in the Philippines for around four months, before returning to the UK to find work.

They were under immense financial strain and were lucky to have help from Sean’s parents for the birth of their first child, Sean Paul, in September 2010. Sean returned to the Philippines in November 2010 to help his wife through the severe complications with their son’s heart. The cord was wrapped around his neck and the baby was not receiving sufficient oxygen.

Sadly, Sean Paul made it to just two months when the family made the heart wrenching decision to let him go. Sean stayed in the Philippines as his wife was distraught and needed the support from her husband.

Sean returned to the UK in July 2011 to a job he had been lucky to secure through a friend. The family started saving money – they were expecting their second child. In December 2011, Sean Eric was born – full of life for which the family is immensely grateful.

With having to send money to the Philippines however, Sean has found it very difficult to save up for his family to move to the UK, to live with him. He is yet to meet Sean Eric who he has only seen through Skype and photos.

The £18,600 requirement has all but destroyed their hope of being a family. Their son has grandparents in the UK who have never met their only grandson. A British child has never met his own father.

1 comment:

  1. This is happening to too many Brits with non EU partners and families Please can someone get the UK Government to stop discrimination of their birth right people