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The hearing on International Child Abduction December 2, 2009

I had the wonderful opportunity to be present at the Congressional hearing on international abduction promoted by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).  Several congressmen present, as well as Brazilian and American media and the witnesses. The testimonies from the Left Behind Parents were touching and powerful.

David Goldman’s testimony was specially moving. I sat there thinking:  everbody knows cases of parents, specially some fathers, who do not want the headache of raising their children, and this man is going through all this trouble just to be able to have a normal life with HIS son.

I also met and talked to some of these left behind parents. And after one year involved in David’s case, I finally met him.  My impression of him can be defined by these adjectives: a composed, balanced, warm, classy, good human being. The kind of father every woman would wish for her child. So why, why is this father deprived of raising his own son?

Here is the answer: the selfishness of a jealous second husband, the immorality of the mother’s family, the emptiness, emotional disorder and clinginess of a grandmother, the irresponsability of those who support them and the corruption in the Brazilian Judiciary.

For details on the hearing and to read all the testimonies, go to: www.bringseanhome/forum/showthread.php?t=2222

To watch David’s testimony at the hearing, click here:


December 3, 2009 - Posted by | Activism

1 Comment »

  1. It must have been awesome to be there. I sure hope this event has some effect on the criminally negligent Brazilian court system.

    Comment by Andrew Comings | December 3, 2009 | Reply

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