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A Day in the Office of Children’s Issues

My job as an abduction country officer in the Office of Children's Issues is rewarding and challenging. International Parental Child Abduction (IPCA) cases are usually complicated, often heartbreaking, but also gratifying. Much work is involved in ensuring the return of a child, which may even be through a voluntary resolution between the parents. This is a snapshot of my "average" day.
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Helping Children Around the World Come Home

Politics / US Politics : Dipnote: U.S. Department of State Official Blog (3 years ago)

National Missing Children's Day on May 25 provides an opportunity to reflect on how the United States government works to prevent international parental child abduction. Secretary Clinton recorded a message to commemorate National M... Read Post

Police Meet Georgia Parents Outside School for Opting Children Out of State Test

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (2 hours ago)

On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing a... Read Post

Conversations With America: International Parental Child Abductions

Politics / US Politics : Dipnote: U.S. Department of State Official Blog (2 years ago)

Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor for International Children's Issues, will hold a conversation with Ernie Allen, President and CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, on international parental child abductio... Read Post


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