In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice reported an average of 200,000 cases of parental kidnapping each year.
Maureen Dabbagh is a Virginia Supreme Court Family Mediator specializing in cross-border child custody disputes, who has been providing expert testimony on the issue of parental kidnapping since 1997.
Her own three-year-old daughter was abducted from the United States and taken to the Middle East by her ex-husband. Dabbagh had no communication with her daughter for 17 years until they were reunited in 2010.
Now, Dabbagh has just released a book call “Parental Kidnapping in America: An Historical and Cultural Analysis.”