Skip Nav
Tweens and Teens
How to Build a Home That Boosts Self-Esteem
According to POPSUGAR Readers, These Are the 5 Most Shopped Maternity Pieces
Little Kids
The 12 Lessons You Learn as a Young Girl but Forget as a Mom

Would You Allow Your Kids to See An Ex Who Kidnapped Them?

On July 18, 2008, Dwayne Frederick Brown took his young children for a routine visit and never returned them home. Their mother, Grace Bjarnson, spent eight months searching for her son, Daniel, 4, and daughter, Noel, 3, and was recently reunited with them in Pennsylvania after Brown was caught trying to cross the Canadian border with the tots. Believing that the children's father has mental issues, Bjarnson says she hopes he gets help so he can reconnect with his kids. Would you allow your offspring to have a relationship with the father that ran with them?
Join The Conversation
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
It would depend on why he took the kids (out of spite, fear, etc) and what his major malfunction was to think that even if he was scared or something that he had the right to take my kids away from me. If I thought he was okay, and if things got resolved nicely, he can see the kids -- if that's what they want in the end. But never without me there, because how do you trust someone who just up and left with your kids not to do it again?
anniems anniems 8 years
My decision would be based on what is in the best interest of my children.
RunninginBoston RunninginBoston 8 years
After the "Rockefeller" incident in Boston, HELL NO. Not even supervised! And then there's the New Hampshire guy who kidnapped and murdered his two kids in 2003...
mom2bella mom2bella 8 years
Sure he can see the kids, but never alone. I would always be there.
lizrocks lizrocks 8 years
Ha! No. That's beyond simply untrustworthy and into down right dangerous.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Not unless there were armed guards outside the door....
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
and as long as he wasn't abusing them
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
sure, but only at my place
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I'm unable to watch the video but it would really really depend. If my ex did that to me I would do everything in my power to make sure he didn't have solo visitations with my son. I just wouldn't want to risk losing my child again or putting him in a situation that seems like it is unstable and possibly dangerous. Your first responsibility as a parent is to make sure your kids are safe and cared for, stealing them and going on the run doesn't seem to fit that.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I agree with Kimpossible. It would also depend on why he took them.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I think this is one of those situations where you'd have to take it on a case by case basis. If I were in this situation, I too would want my ex to get the help he needed, and I would hope that he and the children could have some sort of contact within reason, and with supervision. Would I just let him take the children without supervision? No. But it would also depend on if he was getting help, how his progress was going etc. It's a very delicate situation.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i'd be very surprised if anyone said yes to this unless they have had it happen to them....without being in this situation, an automatic NO is probably pretty natural
Should You Date Before the Divorce Is Finalized?
What Divorce Teaches Kids
Sexiest HGTV Star of 2016 Poll
Divorced Man in Love With Ex-Wife
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds