International Child Abduction

The organizations listed below assist parents of missing children who have been abducted across international borders, as well as serve as a clearinghouse for information about missing and abducted children. These organizations work closely with parents, law enforcement, lawyers and other NGO's and Non-profits throughout the world.

Child Abduction Resource Center: This site is a listing of "Global resources, information and news for parents of missing and abducted children". Has a very nice section on U.S. organizations, International organizations and the "legal aspects of child abduction"

ARGENTINA

Found: United Children for the World Foundation Gabriela Arias Uriburu fights for the return of her three children from Jordon. Offers help to victims of parental child abduction.

Found: Fundacion Ninos Unidos Para El Mundo (United Children for the World Foundation) (This site uses the same web page as found/Argentina)

AUSTRALIA

Empty Arms Network Australia: (No Web ) Ms Jacqueline Pascarl-Gillespie,
Suite 11, 355 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Victoria 3122, Australia Tel: +61
(0) 438 811 536

BELGIUM

Child Focus: European Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children. This site is in English

Contact Mary Banotti, Telephone: 353 1 662 5100, Fax: (353) 1 662 5132 in Ireland or Telephone: (32) 2 284 5225, Fax: (32) 2 284 9225 in Belgium.

Missing Children International Network: BELGIUM (No Web Site) Contact Person: Patsy Heymans, Telephone: (32) (0) 84-21-1461, Fax: (32) (0) 84-22-1394. Patsy recovered her three children from the US.

S.O.S. Rapts Parentaux: Site is French.

ENGLAND

PACT: Parents & Children Together: PACT is a private, international non-profit organization registered both in the US and the UK. The charity was founded by Lady Meyer, wife of the British Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2003. Our Mission To fight parental child abduction across borders; and, in partnership with the police, to locate and retrieve missing children.

Reunite: Reunite deals "with the problem of parental child abduction and international custody disputes" Reunite deals with child abduction prevention for England and Wales. Publishes International Parental Child Abduction. This book is a must for any library dealing with international child abduction. Summary of domestic family and child law for each country listed.

 
FRANCE

Aide aux Parents d'Enfants Victimes: (help to parents of Victim Children), (A.P.E.V.): association of victims which helps other victims. The introduction is in English, the rest of the site is in French.

Collectif de Solidarité aux Mères des Enfants Enlevés Mères d'Alger: France (No Web Site) Contact Person: Odette Brun, Telephone: 33-145 344 910, Fax: 33-146 231-164 All information is in French

Comité Francais contre Les Enlevements Parentaux D'Enfants: (French Committee Against Parental Abduction): (No Web Site) Contact Persons: Claude-Henry Ney, Telephone: (33) 1 39 70 88 99, Fax: (33) 1 39 74 20 5, and Caroline Raison, Telephone: (33) 1 39 70 88 99, Fax: (33) 1 39 74 20 51

L' Enfant Et Son Droit (The Child and this Right): this site deals with father's rights. There is a link to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

GERMANY

Committee for Missing Children/Europe: GERMANY This is the European branch of the Committee for Missing Children/USA, Contact Person: Christiane Lops, Telephone/Fax: 49(0) 6184 902 322, Addresss: Postfach 1252, D-63502 Langenselbold, Germany.

Elterninitiatve Vermisste Kinder-EvK

Kinderschutz International e. V. GERMANY (No Web Site) Contact Person: Ms. Doris Bounaira, Phone: 49-221-121 616. Doris had two children abducted to Tunisia.

IRELAND

Irish Center for Parentally Abducted Children (No Web Site) Contact Person: Patsy Ashe, Telephone: 353 1 6620667, Fax: 353 1 6625132. Anne founded ICFAC with Mary Banotti, a member of the European Parliament. The ICPAC will provide a telephone helpline for parents whose children have been abducted or who fear abduction. The ICPAC will also offer a prevention pack.

NETHERLANDS

"IK MIS JU" (I Miss You): NETHERLANDS (No Web Site) Contact Person: Mariska Hof, Postbox 50, 776 ZG Slagharen, The Netherlands. Founded by the mother of a missing child.

SPAIN

Association Para La Recuperasion de Ninos Sacados de Su Pais: SPAIN (No Web Site) Telephone: (34) 97 62 16 613 Fax: (34) 97 62 38 500

SWITZERLAND

FREDI-Foundation for the Research of Missing Children, using the Internet: FREDI has developed the "Missing Children Webring" which is linked to other organizations, throughout Europe and the US, that have the same goals as FREDI.


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