It can be scary to think about a child being taken from your custody by another parent. Perhaps they don't have custody and only get supervised visits, or maybe they do receive custody but have made comments that made you think that you one day wouldn't see your child again.
It's a horrifying experience to realize that your child or a child you're the guardian of has been kidnapped by a parent. Fortunately, if you act quickly, the authorities can step into action and help bring them home safely.
That's what happened in a case out of California when an Amber Alert was activated over a missing 3-year-old child. The little girl was at her grandmother's home when her mother came for a supervised visit. The grandmother went into her home for just a moment, and when she returned, her daughter and granddaughter were nowhere to be seen.
In just a few hours from the 1:30 p.m. abduction, the California Highway Patrol reported that the girl had been found with her mother and that the mother was in custody.
Parental kidnapping can be a real threat
Kidnapping can be a real threat when certain kinds of parents are involved. One who is angry about losing custody or who has the desire to raise a child on their own might go to extreme lengths to make that happen.
If you find that your child has gone missing or that the other parent is acting oddly about vacations or traveling out of the country with your child, it's important to reach out to your attorney and the authorities.