Für bi-nationale Mütter, Väter, Kinder
in den USA



Team H.O.P.E., Justice Department, Washington, DC


P.A.R.E.N.T. International

Parents Advocating for Recovery through Education by Networking together is a global effort by the parents of internationally abducted children as well as professionals and supporters, sharing resources, education, support and purpose.

We believe a child has the right to know both parents and to have a meaningful relationship with them without prejudice, interference, political or social barriers.

P.A.R.E.N.T. began as a grass roots movement in the United States by Maureen Dabbagh, the mother of a child abducted to Syria in 1993. The isolation she felt in trying to cope with her loss and efforts lead her to seek out other parents. Until that time, records of internationally abducted children were held in confidence by agencies and parents did not have the opportunity to contact others like themselves, leaving them often times to feel as if they were the only ones caught in this nightmare.

Through Ms. Dabbagh's efforts, the doors of silence blew open and parents began to network on a global level, learning that they all shared common obstacles, fears, frustrations and ideals. Parents united worldwide to provide a voice in their country to speak out about international child abduction. From United Nations presentations to hunger strikes, the parents found their voice and the support to make a change for their own child and for the world.

With Violaine Delahais contacting and working with parents in Europe and Maureen Dabbagh in the United States, they two were able to break the global barrier and present this issue in non-nationalistic efforts.

Today, grass roots advocacy organizations have been created by parents from around the world, many working together with P.A.R.E.N.T. to continue efforts in returning children wrongfully removed and in seeking out remedies on national and international levels. Many professionals and non-missing children's agencies have also join the effort.

Lets stop international child abduction. Lets work to ensure that every child's right to have a loving relationship with a parent and to understand who they are through cultural identification that is not amputated or dissected

To contact P.A.R.E.N.T. email: parent01@aol.com

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