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Offline Bob D'Amico

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Victoria and Sophia Burns
« on: April 06, 2011, 07:32:34 PM »
Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/return-abducted-minors-victoria-and-sophia-burns-to-their-father/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Return-Burns-Children-Fund/187461817936965

Dennis Burns has been in the thick of an international custody dispute since his ex-wife ignored a U.S. Judge's order in September 2010 and moved back to her native Argentina with the couple's children.

The judge ordered that Dennis should be the primary residential parent and the children were to stay with him in the United States.  Burns was pleased to be named the primary parent but wary of his ex-wife's intentions.  He said he tried but failed to get a court order giving him control of the children's passports.

Within three weeks of the decision, Ana disappeared with the kids on September 9, 2010.  On October 12, Judge Lynch signed an order for the immediate return of the minor children to the United States.

Burns has diligently taken steps to try to get his kids back.  He has talked to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney General's Office, the U.S. State Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Burns said he finds it overwhelming.  "It's such an isolated feeling.  There's nothing to soothe the pain and the hole in my heart," he said. "I'm in unchartered waters here.  I've always had a pretty blessed life."

The U.S. State Department told him to expect it to take at least 18 months to get his kids back.  It could take years.

Meanwhile, he has filed paperwork required under the Hague Convention, protocols agreed to by numerous countries, to get the issue in front of a court in Argentina.  He needs a court there to review the U.S. Judge's orders and rule that the children must be returned.

There is hope of getting his kids back but it is time-consuming and there are many expenses involved.  Similar Hague cases have cost literally hundreds of thousands of dollars to have kidnapped children returned (David Goldman's case cost over $700,000).  Those wishing to help can sign this petition to Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Bracelets in support of Returning Victoria and Sophia are also available for any donation amount.

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Re: Victoria and Sophia Burns
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 07:41:49 PM »
More Pictures.......
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Re: Victoria and Sophia Burns
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 09:45:17 PM »
background article on the case from the Aspen Times. It sounds like Dennis has been in touch with David Goldman which is great to hear. Dennis needs all the support we can give him.

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Re: Victoria and Sophia Burns
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 12:21:48 AM »
This has got to stop! same script diffrent cast i feel for the kids..... as a kidnapped victim myself you never heal from this kid of mess. so sad so sad.!!1 :mad:

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Re: Victoria and Sophia Burns
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 03:43:48 AM »
This has been posted about previously here:


...but I have good news.  I've recently been informed that the US Department of State places the "highest priority on the welfare of internationally abducted children" and is, "monitoring the situation" and working "behind the scenes to quietly put pressure" on countries that sanction the abduction of American children!


In all seriousness these stories are never ending.  Of all of Latin America, Argentina is one of the best countries when it comes to the rule of law and legal scholarship.  Nonetheless I've seen them mishandle enough cases to not hold my breath when it comes to these children...
“What you seek is seeking you.”
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Re: Victoria and Sophia Burns
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 12:09:32 PM »
Good Luck,

and don't think that argentinian governement will help you easily. Their bureaucracy is awful.



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Re: Victoria and Sophia Burns
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2022, 04:06:57 AM »