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Child Abductions By Parents Into Mexico Rising

Thank you KPBS Radio News for airing this program!!! We are the grandparents of Andrew Richardson, who was abducted from his home in the U.S. by our ex-daughter-in-law, Mariana, and taken to Mexico in August 2007.

In Andrew’s case the first judge in Mexico ruled in October 2008 that Andrew should be returned to Trevor in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which Mexico acceded to in June of 1991 and entered into force with the U.S. in October 1991. Mariana did not like this 2008 ruling of the Mexican judge, just as she didn’t like the ruling of the American judge in 2007. She has used both “amparos” and “appeals” to prevent enforcement of both, American and Mexican, judges’ rulings right up to the present day, October 6, 2011.

Yes, as your title says, “Child Abductions to Mexico Increase”. Mexico has the most cases of child abductions from the U.S., and has been declared non-compliant with the Hague Convention by the U.S. State Department.

We want Andrew returned to Trevor now! We also want all of the other children who have been abducted returned to their American families and homes. We ask that the Congress and the President unite to pass H.R. 1940, the “International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2011” introduced into the current 112th Congress by Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey. This law would ensure the compliance of Mexico and other signatory countries with the Hague Convention. This law would help victims of international child abductions.

Andrew Richardson’s Left-Behind Grandparents,
Robert and Sharon Richardson

October 6, 2011 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )