Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Child Custody, Divorce, Parental Abduction: How To Protect Your Children From International Parental Abduction
'How do I protect and prevent my child from being internationally abducted by their other parent?' This question is often asked by parents in messy and nasty divorces especially when the child's other parent was born in a foreign country and may still be a citizen of that country.
Yes - parents who are getting divorced to a person who is a citizen of another country than the country they live in have to be aware of the warning signs and risk factors of international parental child abduction.
Divorce and child custody disputes create serious concern when a foreign born parent wants to take their child and travel to a foreign country. As the terminology 'International Parental Child Abduction' becomes more mainstream, parents involved born in two different countries now involved in divorce or separation proceedings must be aware of the warning signs and risk factors of international parental child abduction.
Summer is the time of year when children are targeted for international parental child abduction.
Parental abduction is a serious crime that often can place the child in serious danger. In fact, a special report by the U.S. Government confirmed that children who are parentally abducted are often in great risk of being severely injured and even murdered by their abducting parent.
So, parents who have or are presently going through a divorce, particularly with a person who was born in a foreign country, must be extremely aware of the risk factors associated with allowing a child to travel to a foreign country once divorce proceedings have commenced.
Know the warning signs and risk factors of international parental child abduction.
Any parent who is considering to allow a child to travel abroad with the other parent, or any parent who has had a court grant the other parent permission to travel outside of the country with their other parent should strongly consider using the I CARE Foundation's International Travel Child Consent Form. The consent form was designed to assist parents prevent child abduction.
Today is July 1st, 2013. The summer is now here. So too is the fact that the summer season is international parental child abduction season.
Parents need to educate themselves and stop child abduction.
For more information, please visit the I CARE Foundation.