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Please Pass This On
12/23/2009 11:30:43 AM
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Well after another crazy year in Parental Child Abduction and Parental Alienation, we are coming to this year’s 2009 close. This month started off with a roller-coaster ride of emotions for me and others. This December marks the first year after completing and publishing of my book, “Throwing Stones; Parental Child Abduction through the Eyes of a Child” and the recovery of Sean Goldman. We have to remember, there is still so much left to do.
It was December 5, 1983 that I was recovered and brought home from Bastrop, Texas. As I look back over the past thirty years from the date in which I was stolen, October 10, 1980, I think about the hundreds of thousands of children who are abducted annually by family and friends. Although most are returned within hours, there are the few which take years, and in many cases never come to closure. If all goes well, tomorrow morning one family will be reunited and returned home for Christmas. We must still remember that the road ahead for Sean and his father will be long.
We must also not forget the many other cases on going. Emily Rose Hindle was abducted by a manipulation in the court system. What many may not know is that she was taken to the United States. While she has been in the care of her mother she has developed vision problems in her eye and was nearly adopted by a convicted sex offender. Her father has met with road blocks at every level in attempt to keep her in the United States. Her father has tried repeatedly to have her returned under the same guidelines set forth under the Hague Convention that the Unites States has argued in other recent cases. Her father was finally expelled from the United States this past Summer/Fall.
Shelby Cannon will be celebrating Christmas in Ireland. Shelby was kidnapped as a baby and taken to Ireland while her mother was on vacation with the blessing of her father, Josef Cannon. Her mother in the dead of night, like a grave robber, stole the name off of a deceased Irish girl’s grave stone and convinced her daughter she was that dead child. Her father, actor and co-author of the Synclair-Cannon Child Abduction Prevention Act, searched for her for ten years. After he was to be finally reunited with his daughter and have her returned Ireland stepped in using the sick loophole Sean Goldman’s mother used. Since the United States rightfully issued a warrant for her arrest, Ireland will not let Shelby return home in fear her mother may have to face up to her vile crime.
As we move into the final days before Christmas, let us not forget those recovered, those still missing and the many left behind parents who must gaze upon an empty stocking that again, will not be filled.
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Holiday Season and the Abduction Season - Friday, January 08, 2010
Synclair-Cannon Act and kidnapping - Friday, January 08, 2010
Please Pass This On - Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Update on Sean Goldman - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
A Childhood Christmas Wish Revisited in Sean Goldman - Monday, December 21, 2009
The Avoidable Case of Christopher Savoie - Thursday, November 05, 2009
Validation and Coming Full Circle - Monday, March 02, 2009
I got a book contract!!! - Saturday, November 10, 2007
M.R. DUKS - Monday, July 02, 2007
Grammer number two - Monday, July 02, 2007
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Large House Publishing vs. Self Publishing Woes. - Thursday, June 28, 2007
My own autobiography documentary film - Monday, June 18, 2007
Holiday in Cozumel, the Latin Caribbean - Sunday, April 29, 2007
Syntax and the over zealous crtiquing authors - Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Million Dollar Idiot's Script - Thursday, March 08, 2007
Religion and Culture - Friday, March 02, 2007
A Writer's Rat Race - Monday, February 19, 2007
My Fight. - Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Proposal Process - Saturday, January 20, 2007
My recent interviews as a former Abducted Child and Activist. - Friday, January 19, 2007
Dallas Morning News - Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Stockholm Syndrome - Monday, January 15, 2007