“As adults, many victims of bitter custody battles who had been permanently removed from a target parent, whisked away to a new town and given a new identity, still long to be reunited with the lost parent. The loss cannot be undone. Childhood cannot be recaptured. Gone forever is that sense of history, intimacy, lost input of values and morals, self-awareness through knowing one’s beginnings, love, contact with extended family, and much more. Virtually no child possesses the ability to protect him- or herself against such an undignified and total loss”
Although there is extensive evidence that parental abduction is child abuse of the worst kind (CLICK TO READ MORE), the authorities do not get it. It is because young children are silent sufferers who do not know how to raise their voices and scream that their rights are being violated.