Netherlands Court Orders Return of Australian Boy to Australia With Father Under Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Mother, Father and Son live in Australia.

Mother removes Son from Australia, to an unknown location.

In search of Son, Father undertakes an expedition bicycling throughout Europe, wearing a T-Shirt bearing Son’s photograph. Father cycles through the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Germany, as well as other countries.

Father locates now six year old Son in Amsterdam.

Three years after Son went missing, a Dutch court grants permission for Father to return Son to Australia under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Mother is arrested in the Netherlands, where she is opposing extradition to Australia.

Read more in this 9 MSN News article: Aussie father and son’s happy ending and this New Zealand Herald article: Dad’s quest ends as son returns home.