Supporting Stuck Parents: those who have moved abroad and cannot legally return to live in their home country with their children
Many families move abroad and think that if it doesn’t work out they can simply move back again. However, if one parent wants the child to stay the other must get permission from the local court to allow the child to leave. This process can be costly and take many years. Visa restrictions, unemployment, poverty, language barriers and loneliness can make life impossible for the now ‘stuck’ parent and child. The parent often has no choice but to return to their home country without their child.
GlobalARRK is the only charity specialising in supporting stuck parents around the world.
Are you a stuck parent?
Have you moved abroad and the other parent forbids you to take your children home? We offer holistic support to all parents who are unable to return home with their children, or have had to leave their children behind after a relationship breakdown abroad.
We can offer you information, professional contacts and a peer support network. Click below to complete the contact form.
Sarah, stuck in the UKI am forever grateful to GlobalARRK for supporting me through the most difficult time in my life. They helped find a great solicitor. They also helped me with advice in regards to accommodation and other practical things. What's more important, they have been there for me, giving me emotional support, day or night.Sarah, stuck in the UK
Helen, stuck in New ZealandOnly people who have been through such a horrific experience as we have, or are going through it, truly fathom the pain, fear, feelings of hopelessness and despair. The GlobalARRK team have been there. They really understand. They provided me with non-judgmental practical support and advice. They saved my sanity. I cannot thank them enough for the help they provided me and so many others like meHelen, New Zealand
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The GlobalARRK mission
To help prevent international child residence disputes and reduce their devastating impact on children and their parents by raising awareness about relocating and returning home with kids, bringing together and supporting stuck parents around the world and using research to promote a better understanding of the underlying issues behind so-called “Parental Child Abduction”.
Stuck parent survey
Knowledge is power! If you are a stuck parent please join hundreds of stuck parents in adding your experiences to our anonymous survey.
You can help to bring much needed understanding on this issue.