Children are suffering.

We believe their suffering can and should be PREVENTED.

  • 90% of expat parents are unaware they will not be able to return home with their children legally unless the other parent or a local court gives permission

• Relationship breakdowns abroad are resulting in high conflict custody disputes over which country the child should live in

• In 99% of cases it’s the primary carer mother who is ‘stuck’ abroad and who wants or needs to go back to her home country

• 75% of ‘international child abductions’ under The Hague Convention involve a primary carer mother returning to her home country with her children

• After an ‘abduction’ the long-term consequences can be devastating for children: a high proportion will end up being separated from their primary carer

What is a Stuck Parent?

A stuck parent is a parent who is unable to lawfully return to live in the country they consider ‘home’ with their children after an international residence / custody dispute.

Stuck parents often struggle with issues such as loneliness, unemployment, language barriers, visa restrictions, lack of legal status.

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