British Sikh couple will adopt again after winning landmark battle against ...

British Sikh couple will adopt again after winning landmark £120,000 battle against council who said they could not be given a child because only white ones were available Sandeep, 38, Reena Mander, 35, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, will adopt again  Judge at Oxford county court ruled couple were 'directly discriminated against'  Couple reached out to a US agency to adopt their son who is now 18 months old  Mr Mander said they are hoping to adopt a child in the UK when their son is two

By Emily Webber For Mailonline

Published: 09:07 GMT, 8 December 2019 | Updated: 09:11 GMT, 8 December 2019

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Sandeep, 38, and Reena Mander, 35, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, outside Oxford county court after winning landmark case

Sandeep, 38, and Reena Mander, 35, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, outside Oxford county court after winning landmark case 

A British Sikh couple plan to adopt again after winning a landmark case against the council who turned them away because only white children were available. 

Sandeep, 38, and Reena Mander, 35, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, were awarded last week nearly £120,000 in damages after The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council rejected their adoption application because of their 'Indian background'. 

And the landmark ruling at Oxford county court has encouraged the family of three to adopt again. 

'We want more than one child,' Mr Mander told The Times.  

'We will be applying to adopt again in the UK when our son is two. We hope it will be easier this time.' 

The couple were left stunned when told they would not be considered as prospective parents because only white children were available in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

'We had not even filled out application forms. They just put us into this cultural heritage box. That should not be the basis of a decision about whether to allow an adoption, Mrs Mander said.

Couple were left stunned when told they would not be considered as prospective parents because only white children were available in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Couple were left stunned when told they would not be considered as prospective parents because only white children were available in Berkshire and the surrounding area 

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