International Parental Child Abduction

The United States is a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the “Hague Convention”), a treaty aimed at discouraging international parental child abduction and to ensuring that children who are abducted or wrongfully retained, are returned to their country of habitual residence. To learn more about your rights in a case of international parental child abduction, please visit the State Department website.

More information on how the Hague Convention applies to children abducted to or from Canada and how to get help is also available at the State Department website.