Sources of information
This is not the only website on international child abduction.
The sites mentioned below also provide information on child abduction, The Hague Convention on Child Abduction, court decisions and practical and legal help for parents.
Academic / legal sources
If you want to learn more about international child abductoin, these are the main sources of information:
- the text of the convention
- explanatory notes and reports
- country profiles
- list of the Central Authorities
- table of member states
Find a lawyer or mediator
For a number of countries, we provide a list of lawyers and mediators who can assist you in drafting an international parenting plan, in preventing conflicts over the primary residence of the children, and in negotiating and litigating over the children in the event of relocation or child abduction.
There are several websites that give you information and advice about parental child abduction:
International Center for Missing & Exploited Children
This organization provides resources and support to families experiencing international parental abduction. They offer case management, legal advice, technical assistance, and more.
U.S. Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues
This government agency is dedicated to preventing international child abduction and providing assistance to individuals affected. They provide public outreach services, training programs, travel document assistance, and other resources for those in need.
This website is operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). It offers a variety of resources on topics related to missing and exploited children, such as prevention tips, recovery services, events, and more. Website:
MCE works to ensure the safety of children who have gone missing and provides support services for families affected by international parental abduction.