Child Snatching Attains Epidemic Status, Even in Tupelo, MS

Sadly, child snatching is a fact of modern life. Even in Tupelo, Mississippi.

A local birth mother recovered her baby from adoptive parents-to-be. Custody disputes between parents. Fights between a parent and extended family members.

Then there are the abductions to another country.

With 200 cases of parental child abduction per year, the problem is epidemic.

And all of the above happens despite child custody jurisdictional acts enacted throughout the US and intended to, among other things, deter abductions.

The left-behind parent often feels frustration, however, because, in many instances of reported “kidnapping”, law enforcement is powerless to do anything – because it isn’t kidnapping in the eyes of the law, just in the eyes of the left-behind parent.

Read more in this Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal article: Kidnapping – Why do people steal their own children?.