Monday, February 18, 2008

NCMEC Not Handling Incoming Child Abduction Cases

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has announced that as of April 1, 2008 it will no longer handle any aspect of incoming child abduction cases arising under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. As the U.S. Central Authority, the U.S. Department of State has decided to assume all responsibility for managing incoming Hague Convention cases -- that is, for children who have been abducted from a foreign country and taken to the United States.