July 01, 2009
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: a child being kidnapped. But are you prepared for the possibility that your spouse or ex could flee with your kid? Dr. Phil’s guests describe the agony of searching for their children who were abducted by their exes.
A Desperate Search
Zanni and Christine are former sisters-in-law who say their ex-husbands, brothers George and John Silah, vanished with their sons. They haven’t heard from the boys in months and believe they could be anywhere in the world. The women say they wish they had trusted their instincts.
Fighting to Bring Home His Son
David says he was happily married to Bruna and had a 4-year-old son whom he loved dearly. When he dropped them off at the airport in 2004 for a trip to her native Brazil, he never imagined that would be the last time he would see either of them. He has fought tirelessly to regain custody of his son.
Mom on the Run
After losing custody of her 14-month-old daughter, Cecilia says she had no choice but to flee. A wanted fugitive, Cecilia was eventually captured, and her daughter was immediately taken from her and returned to her father.