It appears that things are looking hopeful from the stance of Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE). The baby's father Mark McDougall is saying:
"We are expecting some good news by then. It looks like the Irish HSE are very keen to try everything they can for the most positive outcome, which they agree is to have us all together as a family. The Waterford HSE are so much more understanding than the UK social services."
And is comparing it to George Orwell's 1984.
"Not intelligent enough to raise a child, what next? Not middle class enough? Too old to raise a child etc etc."
I'll keep you posted of developments, thanks to everyone who has read this and joined the Facebook Group that has been going to show support.