When the Hauge Convention won’t help!

Another interesting article from a lawyers point of view!!!! CARI deals with many left behind parents who have won full custody in both countries but, are left helpless as the abducter just ignores papers and rulings from all Courts. With local police in many countries unwilling to help even with court orders, including because the left…

Life Sentences for Parental Child Abductors!

Parents who abduct children should face longer in prison, says top judge Parents who abduct their own children could face life sentences because of the “unspeakable cruelty” they cause, the country’s most senior judge said yesterday. Lord Judge issued the guidance as a matter of ‘urgency’ Photo: PA   Lord Judge, the Lord Chief Justice, dismissed…

Are children worth this little…..

  Chinese police smash child trafficking ring and free 180 desperate  children Nationwide operations saw over 800 arrests  and 181 children freed in 15 Chinese provinces Child trafficking has become a major problem  in China with recent freedom of movements helping illegal trade in  children ECPAT UK director say the organisation have  noticed an increase…

Child Protection Devices

In our high-tech times it seems as though technology is available to do almost anything, including keep children safe when you can not be with them. Though debate still rages about whether so called child-tracking or child-monitoring devices are a good thing or too invasive, some research suggests that up to 75% of British parents…

Parental Child Abduction and its impact!

When a parent kidnaps a child long-term problems begin        Geoffrey Greif, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work   I have been studying the impact of parental child abduction for the last 20 years and have published extensively on the topic.  Recent events and articles have placed…

Japan the ‘Black Hole’ for IPCA

“Why is Japan considered a haven for parental child abductors? Can an international treaty resolve the underlying issues? With Japan finally set to join the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, international marriage expert Kamoto Itsuko takes a closer look at the complex cultural and legal factors involved.” Follow this link…

Why was Take Root founded?

Missing child support services are designed to help everyone except the abducted child. Cases are closed once the kid is found; but for the child the trauma doesn’t disappear. Recovery is difficult yet little data on the impact of abduction has been collected from folks who actually experience it, and little help is available to…