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To STAND together to urge the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Office of Children's Issues to exert diplomatic pressure and elicit cooperation from nations where children are held, maintain strong and consistent casework reporting and response and enhance inter-agency cooperation for family reunification.

Our Vision



To engage the U.S. Department of Justice to STAND with parents to enforce the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act of 1993, pursue criminal prosecutions when warranted and enforce laws that protect parents, children and lead to safe returns.




To recommend the Department of Homeland Security STAND with us to prevent further abductions, and to implement and enforce exit controls at all U.S. borders and airports for children traveling abroad.


To educate Congress, asking that they STAND with parents to enact comprehensive laws that seeking parents can use to bring their children home.


To encourage the central authorities in other nations to STAND and act with urgency on matters of abduction, wrongful removal, wrongful retention and access rights.



To STAND together and educate family courts on international parental child abduction risks and legal remedies which courts should incorporate to mitigate risk.


To insist that signatories of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction STAND up, honor treaties and apply a consistent standard to resolve cases with diligence, transparency and urgency.


To STAND as a Network and advocate for family rights, working collectively to identify tools and resources that support children's rights to be present in their parents' lives.


To STAND together and raise awareness of the psychological, emotional, financial and collateral damage caused by parental abduction and parental alienation.



To STAND as a collective to build a secure knowledge base that assists families in securing access rights, and resolving parental child abduction, wrongful retention and wrongful removal.

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