Beware the holiday season is approaching…..All holidays are the high season for ‘International Parental Child Abduction’…..
Each holiday season CARI are contacted by many frantic parents who have had their child/children abducted/kidnapping.
CARI knowns particularly in the lead up to the school holidays; that before or during school holidays is one of the most common times for a child to be abducted.
The number one way children are being illegally abducted, is by the other parent taking the child/children alone on a holiday and never returning, often taking the child/children overseas to parts unknown. These children are victims of abduction by ‘retention’, being retained in a foreign country without the consent of the other parent.
If you feel something is going on,
DO NOT GIVE PERMISSION FOR YOUR CHILD TO LEAVE TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY!
AGAIN, THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE WAY CHILDREN HAVE AND ARE BEING ABDUCTED…….
DO NOT GIVE FREE ACCESS TO YOUR CHILDREN’S PASSPORTS……
Some signs to look out for; The most obvious warning sign is a break down in a relationship,
*A sudden interest in getting a passport or copy birth certificate for the child,
*Concealed, hidden, and abrupt communication with individuals or family members living in a foreign country,
*A parent expressing a wish to holiday alone with the child,
*A change in circumstances such as leaving employment or redundancy, selling a house or giving up tenancy,
*No financial reason to stay,
*An announcement of an unexpected trip to another country with the child.
*One parent makes a point that one grandparent is very sick or terminally ill, overseas.
Follow your gut feelings……. Eleven of CARI’s current assignments started from a innocent ‘holiday’.
International Parental Child Abduction is now and always will be, a worldwide epidemic problem, it can happen to you! Remember, the Hague Convention is only a tool to assist in the return of your child, and a tool that has proven itself time and time again, it simply does not work in most cases…….Prevention is better than cure.
Please feel free to contact CARI for honest advise on any issues you may have. Call CARI’s toll free numbers from Australia, Canada, USA, or the UK. Numbers found on our website.
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