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Siblings left behind the Non abducted

by jennie kempster / Posted 01/04/2011 / Updated 23/10/2012

after many years 25 to be exact, the effects of my sons abduction on his siblings, the whole family in fact have been profound. They were victims too. Has anyone the same ewperience? i personally knew of three mothers who in 1986 had ,like me, children left behind.


From shanie kiely / Posted: 09/04/2011
gosh my son was abducted 7 weeks ago, and my other chidren are finding it very hard to deal with it, i hate to think if the case goes on for years the affect it will have on them....
From yvonne pallagast / Posted: 29/05/2011
my son was only a baby when he was retained in turkey in a way they suffered more than him.even though i have my son home now they have not forgiven the father and still talk of it today. three of my children have had to have councilling and the eldest seems to trust no one.
From Shahana / Posted: 25/09/2011
Both my children were abducted together, so my case is slightly different. I retrieved them in 2004 but the effects are still ongoing. We lived in fear for years as the abductors knew where we were and kept harassing us endlessly. We were under police protection. We just moved to the other end of the country and the effect on my children is marvellous. We are finally rid of living in fear. But they still talk about their experiences during the abduction and it breaks my heart each time they bring up the subject. I do everything I can to make their lives safe and happy. I just wish I could find a website for people who have had their children returned. I am grateful every day that I can hold them and tell them how much I love them. But at times, as they grow up, they feel different to other children who (thank God) did NOT go through what they had to suffer. I strongly feel, that if they could talk to other children in the same or similar position, it would help them greatly.

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