The forgotten victims of Parental Child Abductions

Over the years we have been very vocal about the impact, of both domestic and international parental child abduction, on the children, the left behind parents and even the abductors but a recent gut wrenching email from a relative of a client thanking us for a recent recovery really made us think about the impact…

United States Parental Child Abduction

The United States of America are to be applauded for their efforts to stop IPCA but yet it still isn’t enough. The USA takes a strong lead at preventing abductions with the Department of State enrolling 4,064 children in the Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program in 2015. Over 1,560 enquiries were made in one year…

Greece Parental Child Abduction

As Greece is a favorite holiday destination for so many foreigners there will always be international relationships formed with Greek citizens which in turn will lead to parental abductions. 2017 Annual Report on International Child Abduction. (source US State Department) “Central Authority: The United States and the Greek Central Authority have a strong and productive…

Parents have no other option…

Parental Abduction Iraq Mum’s daring mission to rescue her children after their refugee father took them to war-torn Iraq Kerrie Shaw, 30, went through “absolute hell” on a string of trips before snatching back Daniella, now 13, and Makor, 12 A courageous British mum risked her life to ­rescue her children after they were abducted and held…

No Enforcement in The Hague Convention

Enforcement in Hague and Non-Hague Convention countries The dirty secret that must be told….. The biggest issue by far for victim parents is the enforcement of court decisions. In 95% of CARI’s cases we simply enforce court rulings. 6 of our current cases alone are dealing with just that. This is the major problem for…

The Hague Convention TRUTHS

“By 2007, the United States, European authorities, and NGOs had begun serious interest in the use of mediation as a means by which some international child abduction cases may be resolved. The primary focus was on Hague cases. Development of mediation in Hague cases, suitable for such an approach, had been tested and reported by…

Say hello to Yuri

Say hello to Yuri….illegally abducted to the Ukraine in late 2015 by his father. We are excited to say today Yuri was safely reunited with his mother and little sister who he met for the very first time today. It’s always a cat and mouse game for our operatives and we can honestly say this…

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,…

Massive increase of abductions in Ireland

“Figures from the Department of Justice show 320 applications were dealt with by Irish Central Authority for Child Abduction in 2015. The 2015 report, released by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, says 161 of these are new applications.” link below to full article…. #IPCA #parentalabductionireland   http://www.newstalk.com/Over-160-new-cases-of-international-child-abduction-in-Ireland http://www.childabductionrecovery.com http://www.childrecoveryaustralia.com.au

Pakistan to join Hague Convention

1st of March 2017 Pakistan will be another country to enter into The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Is this a step forward or will Pakistan be another signature state that ignores the rules set out in the Hague which should be protecting abducted children and…

What to do if your child is abducted

CARI – Child Abduction Recovery International   How to get your child back if they’ve been abducted to a foreign Country?   Each has their own thoughts and ideas on what to do when your child gets abducted. There are a number of steps to you can take and we outline some of the most…

Effects on Parental Abduction

Effects on IPCA plus when is a victim parent NOT a victim parent? We have come to realize that many children are missing but we rarely learn what happens to them. On those few occasions when we do, headline news stories tell about a murdered child and a suspect being sought. Other times we rejoice…