A 69-year-old woman made headlines in Spain after she delivered twins.
However, the story took an ugly twist when the courts ruled her unfit for taking care of her own babies. Following the IVF treatment, the woman received the best and biggest blessing of her life. Her treatment worked and that meant she would now be able to have children.
Unfortunately, her happiness turned upside down when Spanish courts ruled her unfit for taking care of her own twin babies. And now, her story goes viral for the most heartbreaking reasons imaginable.
Here are the latest updates on a tale surrounding the life of a woman who delivered twins at the wrong age perhaps.
Woman, 69, delivered twins
Having children is one of the biggest highlights in so many people’s lives and this woman from Spain was no exception. While many struggled to conceive, she had her wishes come true at the age of 69.
However, recently, news broke out on how she lost full custody of her delivered twins. And that’s because the highest court in the nation believes she is not fit to take care of them.
Handed down by the courts in Burgos, the courts mentioned how the twins were not receiving the care they needed and deserved. While failing to elaborate upon the exact specifics of the case, they did go on to mention how they failed to find ‘optimal conditions.’
The 4-year legal battle comes to an end
To be more exact on the case and how it actually came about, the supreme court made a ruling last Monday. The case comprises a legal battle brought forward by a woman named Mauricia Ibanez.
She delivered twins after an IVF treatment went in her favor. While she certainly wasn’t expecting it, it definitely worked out well in the end. But little did she know about how her happiness would turn bittersweet in the end.
The courts found that two twins named Gabriel de la Cruz and Maria de la Cruz lived in a dire state. Moreover, they gave them the term of vulnerability. Yes, that’s how poorly they felt for their lack of care from the 69-year-old mother.
Certainly, they didn’t seem too happy with the 69-year-old. Firstly, they claimed how the mum refused to care for them. Secondly, they spoke about how poorly the mum cooperated with social service teams.
Mother’s personality traits in question
While some wrongly assumed that age had to do with the decision, the court revealed how it was more related to her personality traits. Citing evaluations made by the experts, they spoke about how maternal age nor the mother’s mental health condition had anything to do with it.
In the same way, they also shed light on how the mum kept non-existent relations with her family members. And that another point that totally went against her side. Also, they talked about how there was an absolute lack of supportive social networking too.
Right after the mum delivered twins, they didn’t remain in her care. Instead, they entered under the banner of foster care. This was shortly after their delivery.
While the mum went as far as signing an agreement with social services. it was not time for her to hire an assistant. This would provide her with the 24-hour care necessary. Certainly, she would need help with cooking and cleaning so she accepted it. But little did she know that they would deem her unfit for care completely.
After spending less than 10 days at the medical facility where she delivered twins, social services took her kids away.