My children went on an once-in-a-lifetime cruise to Alaska with their mom (my former wife) and her extended family. Because they were going into “international waters,” e.g., Canada and beyond, she needed a note from me, their dad, to say that the children were not being kidnapped or taken across into international waters without my knowledge and approval.
Such accommodation is part of the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act,
which makes clear that biological parents who have divorced each other
and are in a custody battle cannot cross state lines or international
lines to another jurisdiction with a child or children in order to get a
more favorable court ruling.
Recently, a Mennonite pastor Ken Miller was sentenced for helping an
“ex-lesbian,” Lisa Miller, kidnap and flee with her young daughter to
Nicaragua rather than share joint physical and legal custody with her
former partner Janet Jenkins. What adds to this injurious situation is
the approval of such actions by conservative Family Research Council
senior fellow Peter Spriggs, who endorsed the actions of both the pastor
and the “ex-lesbian,” because the partner is not a male but a female; a
Even though Miller and Jenkins were in a legal civil union in
Vermont, granting them both all the legal rights of a marriage, Spriggs
argues that because Jenkins is not the biological mother she has no
rights or responsibilities for the care of this child.
Read more here. http://www.parentsociety.com/todays-family/a-dads-perspective/ex-lesbian-kidnapping-chil/
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