Four kids in care

The Herald reports:

One of the women jailed over the brutal death of Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie has been convicted of assaulting her partner.

Oriwa Terrina Kemp, 26, appeared in the Manukau District Court today and pleaded guilty to assaulting her now estranged partner Lindsay Wilson. Kemp was four months pregnant at the time of the assault.

Court documents released to the Herald stated Wilson is in his 60s and has been in a relationship with Kemp for about nine years. …

At the time Kemp had one child.

After her release she had three children with Wilson, the youngest now four months old.

All four of her children have been removed from her care by Child, Youth and Family.

In 2016, CYF confirmed to the Herald that Kemp’s youngest was taken shortly after birth.

It is understood that was also the case with her other children to Wilson.

What is the solution here? She knows that if she has children they will go into state care as soon as they are born. Yet she keeps getting pregnant. You now have four kids who are much much much more likely to have a very challenging life.

Being pregnant and giving birth is not fun. You do it so you get to raise a child at the end of it. When you know you won’t get to raise the child, why would you get pregnant?

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