Hague Convention No Enforcement

There is still an overwhelming lack of information out there about the reality of the Hague Convention and important aspects that most avoid or sweep under the carpet. Lets be honest, just because a country is a party to the appalling Hague Convention does not mean that it will effectively enforce its treaty obligations. In…

Recovery from Poland 4 yrs on….

In 2014 we rescued little Crystal from notorious kidnapping haven Poland. Another desperate father who’s child was illegally kidnapped by its Polish mother. The father battled the family courts in Poland for over 2 yrs and was the first ever foreign father to be awarded custody in a polish court. (Picture taken just hours after…

Losing your child to Parental Child Abduction

Most people believe strangers are responsible for the majority of childhood abductions, but national statistics say parental kidnapping is more often to blame. A family abduction occurs when a family member, likely a separated or divorced parent, takes and hides a child for some length of time. This heartbreaking and devastating crime occurs every single…

Children in legal Vaccum: International Child Abduction

This article is from 2012 but it highlights some major issues with The Hague Convention that to this day in 2017 have not been fixed. Thousands of parents get told The Hague Convention will get their abducted children home, it’s simply not true… Many of us take on work or studies in a foreign country,…

United States Annual Report on IPCA

This is why CARI – Child Abduction Recovery International exists…….   From CARI’s experience and knowledge this report is missing many other countries who also fail to comply, enforce and demonstrate patterns of noncompliance year after year after year. For this reason we believe this report is far from accurate. What it does show is how…

Articles in The Hague Conventi0n

CARI is often contacted by organizations and left behind parents asking about specific Articles relating to the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Reality is victim parents are left to fend for themselves and can not turn to anyone for ‘honest’ and ‘correct’ advise when their children have…

Finally Safe…little Crystal

Usually all you see is bad posts of another abduction. What people who never experience having their child abducted and ripped away from you is all the time, effort, money and hard times the left behind parent goes through after CARI recovers their children safely home……’the ongoing court battles’. Finally……CLOSURE in one of the longest,…