Wednesday, July 17, 2013

International Child Abduction Attorneys Around The World Embrace I CARE's International Travel Consent Form

Peter Thomas Sense and The I CARE Foundation Global Hague Convention-Oriented International Travel Child Consent Hailed By Attorneys and Judges Around The World As Major Abduction Prevention Tool

The I CARE Foundation’s International Travel Child Consent Form is presently being utilized by attorneys and at-risk parents around the world in an effort to stop international parental child abduciton associated with the wrongful retention of a child abroad under the rules of the Hague Convention.

The I CARE Foundation is pleased to announce the groundbreaking worldwide release of the International Travel Child Consent Form now available in English, Spanish, French, and Korean. The landmark abduction prevention tool is being called by highly respected international family lawyers as a pioneering, leading-edge resource expected to reduce the number of worldwide international parental child kidnappings.

The International Travel Child Consent Form was conceptually created during an I CARE Foundation conference held at the United Nations on abduction. It was constructed to create a conclusive and categorically undeniable evidentiary agreement between two parents that affirms a child’s country of original jurisdiction prior to travel abroad is permitted while emphatically removing many common abduction defenses established under the Hague Convention child-kidnappers often use to mislead the courts during litigation.

Peter Thomas Senese of the I CARE Foundation stated, “The now released International Travel Child Consent Form is steep in Hague-oriented case law with focus on Articles 1, 12, 13 and 20 of the convention. It was created to affirm and uphold original jurisdiction of a child, affirm the child’s country of permanent residency, and remove any misleading legal defenses an abductor may attempt to utilize under Articles 12, 13, and 20 of the Hague Convention. One of the most important aspects of the new resource is that it also establishes strong support for a child’s immediate return under Article 1 of the Hague Convention. We may not have created a new international law; however, we have created a universal tool that will stop many international abductions.”

Esteemed Washington D.C. uber international family law attorney Armin U. Kuder, partner at the highly respected firm Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, has been named in every article identifying leading family lawyers in the prestigious ‘Washingtonian Magazine’ while also has been named in ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ since the publication’s inception, provided insight on the pragmatic usefulness of the ‘International Travel Child Consent Form’ when he said, “If there is no prior attempt at international abduction of a child, it is extremely difficult to convince a court that it is going to happen. The I Care Foundation International Travel Child Consent Form is a powerful tool for exposing a would-be abductor’s intent. If a parent will not sign the form, we have compelling evidence to present to a court in support of limitations on travel, use of passports, and conditions for access to the child.”

Carolina Marín Pedreño is a partner at the prestigious London-based law firm of Dawson Cornwell, Carolina Marín Pedreño is the Founding Member of FASIM, an international association of attorneys based in Barcelona created to prevent and assist with international child abduction cases. Additionally, Carolina is the Secretary of the British and Spanish Law Association, a member of the Spanish Association of Family Lawyers, AEAFA, Resolution, Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre, the Society of British and Argentine Lawyers, and the Association of Lawyers for Children. She added, “As a practitioner I am very optimistic about the effect the consent form will have in reducing kidnapping. I have just offered to use it in a case in London to offer reassurance to the other parent and minimize any concerns they have about agreeing to a holiday abroad due to a perceived risk of kidnapping. The international judiciary should embrace it as a preventive tool.”

The ‘Christopher Morris International Travel Consent Form’ is named in honor of New York police officerChristopher Morris’ and his legal fight to reunite with his daughter. Despite being a 911 hero, a former member of the FDNY, and a highly decorated police officer, Mr. Morris’ three year struggle to reunite with is daughter demonstrates nobody is immune to abduction. Mr. Morris was present at the conference on abduction held at the United Nations. He commented, “There are thousands of tragedies of abduction occurring each year because parents wrongfully detains a child abroad and then attempt to have a court sanction their disobedient act by further dishonest acts of trying to convince the court there was consent to relocate or it is in the best interest of the child to remain abroad due to abuse. If the I CARE Foundation’s travel consent form was available and had been signed before my daughter traveled to Germany, she would be in New York today. Peter Thomas Senese and the I CARE Foundation continue important and meaningful work to help children around the world. Every parent should utilize this form when a child is traveling abroad.”

Mexico’s Carlos Alvarado is a partner at the International Law Group and considered one of the most knowledgeable international family law attorneys in Mexico. Mr. Alvarado was responsible for codifying and translating the I CARE Foundation’s travel consent form into Spanish. Mr. Alvarado added, "The International Law Group has confidence this new International Travel Child Consent Form will be an excellent tool to prevent international child abductions by inhibiting parents or legal guardians abduct. I am confident governments and its agencies, including courts, will be willing to “enforce” the use of this form for all minors traveling abroad. There are no reasons for a parent or guardian not to sign it if there are no intentions to abduct. I have sent the form to a large number of colleagues in Mexico, including current Judges. Their unanimous opinions were the same: This may not stop international abduction but we all should spread and “enforce” the use of this form to prevent it, and, in case of litigation, have another element to build a stronger case. Litigation of abduction cases are difficult and extremely expensive. This new doctrine should drastically reduce the challenges of reunification in many cases."

New York City attorney Barbara Bevando Sobal, a leading pioneer in Hague Convention Cases, and considered by many in the legal profession as one of the most knowledgeable international family law practitioners and who has been directly involved in over 450 international child abduction cases and who represents clients all over the world provided expert insight on the relevance and need of the I CARE Foundation’s landmark tool when she said, “As an attorney for 26 years, working on Hague Convention cases for 23 years, and having recovered, consulted, been involved with and participated in more than 450 Hague Convention cases, the I CARE Foundation's International Travel Child Consent Form is crucial to Hague Convention Prevention cases. It is not only instructive, and, provides protections that can allay a consenting parents fear of a no-return, but, it is also helpful to Judges in the event that the parties reach an Agreement, consistent with this form, during a contentious travel litigation.” 

Silvia A. Sejas Pardo, a highly respected Argentinean and Spanish international lawyer based in Spain and who is a Founding Member of FASIM, an international association of attorneys dedicated to preventing child abduction commented, “The consent form is simple and clear which makes it an easy instrument to implement globally. The I CARE is providing with the consent form a unique, applicable tool to prevent child abduction. The international community should welcome it. Hopefully it would become a common piece of paper to travel with.”

Bryan Mooney, a Pennsylvania father who attended the United Nations conference prior to his successfully efforts that took over three years to have his three young children returned home from Sweden after his ex-wife took the children for a family vacation said, "The need for a travel consent form that upholds original jurisdiction and specifically removes any misleading defenses an abductor may utilize such as intent to relocate, during times of wrongful retention is critical.  After hundreds of thousands of dollars and several long years working to bring my children home, I am certain that either abduction would not have occurred or, clearly, if it did, the defense used under Articles 12 and 13 would have been non-existent, and my chldren would have been brought home quickly.  The I CARE Foundation's travel consent form is a major tool that every parent traveling abroad should use."

To download a copy of the 'International Travel Child Consent Form' in English or Spanish please visit the I CARE Foundation's official website:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Forma Internacional del Consentimiento del Niño del Recorrido Creada Para Parar la Abducción Parental del Niño

Peter Thomas Senese y la I CARE Foundation ha lanzó hoy “La Forma Internacional del Consentimiento del Recorrido del Niño” creada para parar abducciones parentales internacionales del niño durante vacaciones internacionales al exterior con los niños

 La I CARE Foundation anunció hoy el lanzamiento de su “Forma Internacional del Consentimiento del Recorrido del Niño” creada para ayudar a prevenir la abducción parental internacional del niño debido a la detención ilícita de un niño que viajaba al extranjero con un padre.


Peter Thomas Senese, El Director de la I CARE Foundation indicada, ““Se ha creado La Forma Internacional del Consentimiento del Recorrido del Niño” usando  lurisprudencia substancial  de “La Convención de la Haya Sobre Los Aspectos Civiles de la Abducción Internacional del Niño”.   La atención y el detalle específicos fueron centrados en las defensas internacionales de la abducción asociadas a los Artículos 12, 13, y 20 de la convención internacional e incorporadas en el documento del Consentimiento del Recorrido.  Se espera que el trabajo enorme, la dedicacion del tablero consultivo legal de la I CARE Foundation, muchos que sucedan ser miembros del Departamento de Los Estados Unidos de la Red de Abogados de la Convención de la Haya del Estado, al crear esta herramienta única y de gran alcance de la prevención de la abducción consolide perceptiblemente la posición legal de cualquier padre apuntado para una vuelta inmediata de su niño secuestrado en casos ilícito de la detención asociada comúnmente a las abducciones parentales internacionales del niño por todo el mundo que ocurren durante el período de las vacaciones de la escuela de verano.  El documento del recorrido no actúa simplemente mientras que una forma del Consentimiento del Padre permitiendo a un Niño al Recorrido al exterior pero refuerza la vuelta de un niño a su país de origen basado sobre los requisitos de la afirmación que quitan la mayoría de las defensas legales de un abductor para permanecer al exterior con respecto a la ley de Hague. Esto es un juego-cambiador potencial no apenas para los niños americanos que secuestran, pero para los niños de todas las naciones. “


La abducción parental internacional del niño es un problema mundial que es un acto severo del abuso de niño.  Según un informe reciente publicó por el Ministerio de Justicia, los niños que son secuestrado estan en riesgo elevado de actos significativos del abuso y de la violencia por el padre que secuestra, incluyendo asesinato.


Durante el período de las vacaciones del verano, la abducción del niño es frecuente.  A menudo, los niños nacidos de una relación multinacional son apuntado  para la abducción cuando la unión o la sociedad analiza, o cuando uno de los padres desea terminar  la relación y de ese padre desea volver a su propio país de origen.  Pues esos padres crean un esquema listo bajo modo de vacaciones de la familia para visitar a parientes de modo que el otro padre consienta al recorrido al exterior.  El padre apuntado viaja a menudo con ellos.  Una vez que al exterior, el padre que secuestra destraílle a menudo un esquema cuidadosamente orquestrado previsto, no sólo para permanecer al exterior con el niño, pero para quitar permanentemente al otro padre de compartir an la vida del niño.

Las defensas legales usadas por los abductores para permanecer al exterior les han permitido a menudo hacer que una corte sancione su abducción.

 La “Forma Internacional del Consentimiento del Recorrido del Niño” estará disponible en Español, Francés, Alemán, e Italiano en los días que vienen.

Para más información sobre la “Forma del Consentimiento Internacional del Recorrido del Niño” y la abducción parental internacional del niño, por favor visita la pajina official de la I CARE FOUNDATION (


Para los abogados interesados en obtener un escrito y de un marco legales completos de la Forma del Consentimiento del Recorrido, por favor contáctese con