I'm not sure if this belongs here as it is a general discussion thread with regards to International parental abduction and those children being listed with NCMEC. I ran across this recent local article about a father whose son was taken to Poland 10 years ago when his son was 4. http://www.southtownstar.com/news/2638818,082610gerardo.article He never waived his parental rights and Cook Cty granted him custody. Cook Cty, IL would be the home state which had custodial jurisdiction. Poland apparently granted the mother custody, ignored the home state and hague agreement and further ordered this father to pay child support. Despite Cook Cty granting this father custody the IL department of Child support honored Polands child support order. With the little media I was able to find, this is clearly a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing. There is almost NO main stream media about this case. I then wondered if this child was listed with NCMEC. I did not find his name so I chose the advanced search option at NCMEC for Hague Cases. Much to my suprise only 8 children were listed under the Hague category. An individual search at NCMEC for only parental abduction cases lists several hundred cases. Clearly there are far more than 300 or so internationally parentally abducted children from the United States. Some of you have followed Hague cases much more so than I. I'm curious on your feedback, input on why cases such as the one this father is facing doesn't at least have his child listed at NCMEC? Or better said, the left behind parent doesn't at least have the child listed at NCMEC. Most left behind parents are fathers, but I don't want to be exclusive of fathers who have abducted their children. ETA: I should probably rephrase the above. Why are these childen not listed in NCMEC? I'm wondering if they are facing a wall of somekind? I don't believe they would choose not to have the child listed if possible. Thoughts?