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Would You Kidnap Your Children?

The tie between parent and child runs deep, but would you be willing to break the law or even live underground to keep your offspring?  Custody battles or spousal suspicions can lead moms and dads to make rash decisions — some take their kids and run.  We've seen that breaks in the system can occur; recent news headlines have showcased one father's tireless efforts to get his son back from Brazil after his mother fled there and died.  Another American dad is fighting the Italian foster system after his ex took their boy to her native land before being declared unfit to care for him.  Now, Christopher Savoie sits in a Japanese jail after going there to pick up his two kids who were illegally taken there by his ex-wife.  Just the thought of this happening is enough to leave a lump in any mom or dad's throat.  If you were in a situation and despite the law knew you might not see your children again, would you consider kidnapping?

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GrandEntrance GrandEntrance 7 years
yup !
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I don't know what I would do. Never say never but I'd like to think that such a situation could be avoided. I say that, but I know that when my parents divorced, my father threatened to take me and my siblings to Yugoslavia so that my mom couldn't get at us. This didn't happen, thankfully as it was probably an empty threat. But it still scared her and she did actually think of running away with us.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
Hell yes I'd kidnap my children! I gave birth to them, they are mine! I don't understand any parent that wouldn't! But in my case my husband and I still dig each other the most, and he'd never leave the town we live in, so kidnapping isn't an option for me.
isahrangme isahrangme 7 years
"there is always a way to address a situation lawfully" actually, there isn't. if you read about savoie's story, while the american justice system is on his side, the japanese justice system isn't. the two countries don't share the same view on custody battles or something so while in america he was granted full custody (after his wife "kidnapped" his kids from america to japan), in japan, he was arrested for taking his kids from his wife and trying to get to the american consulate it's really just SAD. does no one think of what happens to the CHILD during these battles? knowing that a judge would never take custody away from me, i would never kidnap my children. if their father is a good father, i would work with him to make the kids' lives easy. if he's a bad father, then... i don't know... but yea, never say never since i don't know what i would do if the father took them from me and ran away to another country that doesn't support my right to have custody
skigurl skigurl 7 years
ugh, this is an unfair question just because a parent couldn't "dream of being without" their child, doesn't mean they would kidnap them to do so...kidnapping them (even with the best of intentions to keep them close/safe and never hurt them, is still very very detrimental and it shows you have the incapability to stay within the law and make rational choices a parent that would kidnap their child, no matter how dire the situation, is unfit, because there is always a way to address a situation lawfully and that will not harm your children...let's be honest, you kidnap your kid, you will lose custody forever, and that's not worth it for you or them
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