Friday, August 14, 2009

Dad Fights To Get His Son Back
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On March 05, 2007 5 year-old Liam Gabriele McCarty, a United States citizen, was kidnapped from his home in Manhattan and taken to Rome, Italy where he has been languishing in an Italian orphanage.

This appalling abduction was aided and facilitated by the Italian consulate in direct violation of explicit court orders that Liam not be removed from the United States. The kidnapper whom the consulate assisted is Manuela Antonelli, a psychologically disturbed international fugitive currently sought by Interpol, and on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. She is also Liam’s mother.
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Liam MCcarty
DOB:Jul 22, 2001
Missing:Mar 6, 2007
Age Now:8
Height:3'5" (104 cm)
Weight:45 lbs (20 kg)
Missing From:NEW YORK NY

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
New York City Police Department (New York) 1-212-694-7781
or Your Local FBI

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

~Celeste Christianssen~


Celeste Christianssen missing from Claremont, CA,
has been located.


Willows police aid in search for missing girl
Wednesday, Mar 18 2009
By Rob Parsons/Staff writer

Willows police officers joined the search last week after Franco said she was told Celeste was likely hiding with the boy's relatives in Willows. Officer Kelly Meek said police were unable to locate the girl.

Franco said she is concerned her daughter is now being held against her will.

"She hasn't even contacted her friends or anyone," Franco said.

She said the boy has a long, violent history and she is frightened for her child's safety.

She worries her daughter is not safe. She worries her daughter is scared or cold or alone or worse, she said.

"It's hardest for us at night," Franco said. "That's when I feel like I'm ready to just break down."

There are many people and organizations who dedicate themselves to missing children/persons, and that should never be overlooked...
But occasionally I notice someone 'new.' Someone who heard of one case in particular, and just kind of jumped in there.
So I'd like to give a shout out to LiL JQ on Myspace, for designing the above banner for Celeste. Thank You!
*The banner is no longer available, since Celeste has been located*

Monday, August 10, 2009

Abducted child's father faces prison
for peaceful protest

Abducted child's father faces prison for peaceful protest

August 9, 6:34 AMFamily Rights ExaminerTeri Stoddard
Donald Tenn, the Sacramento father who traveled to Washington DC recently for a rally to confront
President Obama on his "fathers need to step up" comments, will be in a
Columbus, Ohio courtroom Monday morning on charges related to his 4 day protest on a 175' construction crane last year.

I don't know how they're getting away with this. The judges are breaking the law. They don't care. I'm a good and loving daddy. I don't deserve this. Madison doesn't deserve this.

I hear the same story from fathers in every state. I've traveled the
country and have seen it myself. I challenge anyone to sit in any
family courtroom, in any city, in any state, for one hour on any day of the
week. They will see that the war on fathers is real.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Have You Seen Me?
~Deonna Shipman~

I have been featuring 'Have You Seen Me?' as they arrive in my mailbox. They are indeed those small pictures on the back of junk mail that's often times thrown away, without even a second glance. If you googled Deonna Shipman because of the "Have You Seen Me?" picture, and that's how you wound up reading this, please take an extra moment, and drop me a line on the comment box.

August 7th, 2009 will Deonna's 6th birthday. It will be her 3rd birthday away from her home and family. You are NOT forgotten, Deonna!
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By: Sarah Hall

More than 365 days.
Over five million minutes.
In excess of 31 million seconds.
That’s how long it’s been since Luba Shipman of Liverpool has seen her daughter.
Four-year-old Deonna was taken by her father, Jeffrey Shipman of North Syracuse, for his court-ordered visitation July 11, 2007. Neither has been seen since.
That’s when Luba Shipman became what experts call “the left-behind parent.”
Luba and her ex-husband, Jeffrey, shared joint custody of the little girl since their divorce three years ago. While Luba had physical custody, Jeffrey was allowed visitation. Both parents filed petitions seeking to modify the order in June of 2007 in Onondaga County Family Court.
At the family’s last court appearance, Jeffrey told Luba, “If I can’t have her, no one will.”
“I took it lightly,” she said shortly after her daughter’s disapperance. “I thought he was just angry.”
Deonna went to her father’s for her scheduled court-ordered visitation on Wednesday July 11. She was supposed to return by 5 p.m. Thursday July 12.
Instead, both Deonna and her father vanished.
Jeffrey Shipman’s car was found in the parking lot of the Rochester airport on July 19. Investigators have confirmed that he has taken Deonna and left the country.
“They’ve tracked him to London,” Luba Shipman said. “According to their passport activity [Jeffrey Shipman had insisted on taking his daughter’s passport, as Luba is originally from the Ukraine and he told the judge he feared she would leave the country with Deonna], their last exit was Heathrow Airport.”
Shipman said the FBI told her Jeffrey Shipman had bought two sets of tickets – one round-trip to Frankfurt, Germany and one to London. The tickets to Frankfurt were not used; investigators suspect Jeffrey Shipman bought them to throw them off his trail.
“But they have confirmed that he is definitely in England,” Luba Shipman said.
Still missing Deonna

That was written over a year ago!
Deonna is STILL missing, Jeffrey is STILL in hiding, and Luba is STILL going to bed every night, wondering WHERE her beloved daughter is!

I know firsthand what it's like to spend a birthday, holding on tight to that precious picture, wondering what your child looks like as another year passes you by....
Age Progression Photo

I've fallen apart in the department store, as 'I'll be home for Christmas' mocked my most intimate lonliness and pain...
And, I've seen 'that look' from friends/aquaintances, who were uncomfortable with conversation of my missing children.

A majority of the people I tried reaching out to, didn't understand my need to relive memories, in order to keep hope alive. So after awhile, I just quit reaching out.

I still hear the not-so-comforting, shallow advice from people who hadn't a clue.
'You HAVE to move on' and
'At LEAST they're with their dad' or
' Don't worry, they'll find you SOMEDAY'
were all meaningless, overused phrases to me. It shows how little the general public understands about the dynamics of a parental/familial abduction!
The Impact of Parental Child Abduction

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Although this blog has not been updated for awhile, there are quite a few pictures of what Jeffrey might look like with or without beard, glasses, moustache, and hair
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