A MUM broke down in tears in front of a Court of Appeal judge, sobbing as she lost a fourth and fifth child to the care system in Kirklees.
The mum, a recovering drug addict, had already lost two children to adoption and had another taken into care when her two youngest were put up for adoption last year.
She was in court in London yesterday with her own mother as they fought a last-ditch battle to prevent the children being taken away from the family permanently.
While the mum sobbed beside her, the grandmother made an emotional plea for one last chance to show that the family can be trusted to look after the two boys.
She told Lady Justice Black that her daughter had put an end to her relationship with the boys’ father, who was the true risk to their wellbeing.
“The children were never in any danger”, she said. “My daughter is no longer with their father. She has no intention of ever getting back with him.
“He was the danger, not my daughter”.
The grandmother insisted that her daughter had been a good mum to the boys and should be given a chance to look after them herself.