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Mexico - child retention

by Jonathan / Posted 16/10/2008 / Updated 01/02/2011

Can anyone please let me know if they have any experience - both now or in the past of child retention in Mexico? My wife has retained our child and is refusing to return. I am trying the central authority route but it is taking ages. Anyones help, advice or experience in this area would be appreciated.



From maman / Posted: 18/04/2009
The site has a "forum" (listed on the site´s home page) and there you can find a thread "other abduction cases".

There are at least 2 stories posted there of children abducted to Mexico (not from the UK). There is also a case posted on the "main forum" thread of a man in the UK trying to get his daughter back from the US. is dedicated to bringing american minor, Sean Goldman, home to his biological father, David Goldman. Sean was abducted to Brazil over 4.5 years ago and David Goldman has been fighting for his return ever since. also operates in the capacity of a foundation; they seek to help other left behind parents as well.

From Diane / Posted: 21/07/2009
Another case involving the non-custodial mother taking her daughter to Mexico...
From Petra / Posted: 08/11/2010
Hi Jonathan
I have the same problem. My son was abducted to Brazil by his father. Who refuses to comeback. My son is only 2 years old! I am heart broken... My hague application was accepted and now they are waiting for his response to voluntary return letter. Does anyone know what follows???
From Jay Han / Posted: 06/01/2011
Hi Jonathan.
Please feel free to email me I have been following your story, I too am the Mother of an abducted child. I was reunited with my daughter :o) so please dont give up hope!. contact me if you wish to discuss further.
From Justin / Posted: 01/02/2011
Hi Petra, Im in the same boat as you. My children were abducted to Brazil by their mother a few months ago. My Hague Application has been accepted and now Im just waiting for the next step. I wonder if we can make contact through this site?

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