Abductions in Progress
Contact the Office of Children’s Issues immediately if:
- Your child is in the process of being abducted internationally by a family member, and
- Is NOT yet abroad.
24 Hours a day, Please call 1-888-407-4747
How we can help:
- We can work with law enforcement to try to stop the departure of children being abducted. Generally, law enforcement cannot
help prevent a child from leaving the country unless there is a court order specifically prohibiting the removal of the child
from the the United States.
- If the abductor is transiting a country that is party to the Hague Abduction Convention, we will contact authorities of that
country who can attempt to stop the abduction as it is in progress.
- If your child has already been abducted to another country, please visit our possible solutions page for more information, and then contact us for assistance.