As a divorced parent in Pennsylvania, you wish the best for your child. Unfortunately, there are some situations in which your child may be endangered, or put into dangerous situations, by your ex-spouse. International child abduction is one of those potential situations.
What is international child abduction? According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, international child abduction occurs when a parent or relative takes a child who is not under their custody and flees the country. This includes the concealment of said child, or their wrongful retention. The country that they flee to doesn't have to be the ex-spouse's country of origin, but that's usually the chosen destination due to familiarity and having financial, social and economic support already in place, in many cases.