A Left Behind Parents Experience

There are a lot of myths and misinformation about International Parental Child Abduction / Kidnapping. So we asked one of our past clients to share their experiences from a left behind parents view. Firstly, What is the Hague Convention for Child Abduction “The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International…

The forgotten victims of International Parental Child Abduction

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…

Children in legal vacuum – International Parental Abduction

This article is from 2012, but it highlights some major issues with The Hague Convention that to this day in 2020, have not been fixed or changed. Thousands of parents get told The Hague Convention will get their abducted children home, it’s simply not true… With borders now slowly opening after COVID restrictions being eased…

International Parental Abduction Awareness

Part of CARI – Child Abduction Recovery International role is to try and bring more awareness to International Parental Child Abduction. We constantly find most people don’t know or haven’t heard of Parental Child Abduction, unless they personally experience it or know someone who has. Then there are those who clearly have no understanding of…

Cross-Border Divorce And Child Custody

International Parental Child Abduction is one of the hardest things a left behind parent and children, can ever experience. Added to that stress among other things, is International Law and The Hague Convention. An absolute minefield. There is so much misinformation out there or nothing at all, as well as many inexperienced lawyers who simply…

Russia Parental Child Abduction

A signatory to The Hague Convention that has a massive problem with the amount of children being abducted to or retained illegally in, that rarely gets mentioned is, Russia. Parental Child Abduction is a crime that happens with frightening regularity. Sometimes a Russian-born mother cannot adapt to her new life abroad and returns to the…

International Child Abduction and the Philippines

  With its beautiful beaches and amazing weather the Philippines, no wonder it’s a major holiday destination. Western men are also very attracted to Philippine woman and often meet in online dating sites. However, the love story can quickly go South after children are born. As a result the Philippines… has been for many years…

Poland International Parental Child Abduction

With the ever growing number of parents desperately contacting CARI Child Abduction Recovery International for help regarding Poland we thought we’d dedicate our latest blog to Poland. Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction: Poland is a signatory to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. This is the…

International Parental Child Abduction – Holiday Season

International Parental Child Abductions rises ever single year. There is nothing being done about preventing or returning innocent children kidnapped overseas, often victims caught in the middle of two parents feuding. A pathetic system (Hague Convention), corruption, inexperienced courts, incompetent lawyers, lack of care and interest by authorities, family culture/influences and cross boarder laws are…

Poland – International Child Abduction

With the ever growing number of parents desperately contacting CARI Child Abduction Recovery International for help regarding Poland we thought we’d dedicate our latest blog to Poland. Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction: Poland is a signatory to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. This is the…

PTSD in International Parental Child Abduction

How does PTSD affect a child? “A traumatic event, such as a car crash, natural disaster, or physical abuse, can cause PTSD. Children with PTSD may relive the trauma over and over again. They may have nightmares or flashbacks. PTSD is diagnosed only if symptoms keep occurring for more than 1 month and are negatively affecting the child’s life.” CARI – Child Abduction…