iStand 2019: Hope On the Horizon has ended
Join fellow parents and friends of internationally-abducted children in Washington DC, May 22-24 for iStand 2019: Hope on the Horizon!

The schedule is in development, and we’ll be announcing speakers soon.

Check out past conferences schedules for 2016,  2017 and 2018 and get ready for an expanded and more powerful gathering in May!

Register today!
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Keep Our Kids Home

Keep Our Kids Home (KOKH) advocates for stronger, more effective policies and practices that prevent children from becoming victims of International Parental Child Abduction. As every abduction is local, KOKH believes that true prevention reform must occur at the state and local level, in 2018-2019, KOKH has engaged with the Maryland General Assembly to sensitive and educate the legislature on this issue and to advocate for passage of  prevention legislation in the state.

According to the website: "We are parents who have children who were born to parents from around the world. After divorces, the issues of traveling abroad arose and left us in the situation of having to worry whether our children will safely return to their country of residence; their home. 
After some research and wanting to be actively involved to make a difference, we joined and decided to do more than just worry. Our children are ordered that they can travel anywhere with the other foreign parent.

We have reasons to be worried and many of us have sought protection in the courts, but the courts won't protect our children. We live around the globe and we have children that require the protections by laws in place. Many of us experienced either abuse against us and/or against the children. We are motivated to act by seeing what others are going through or have gone through.

No one is above the law. Children need protection; no matter where they are from; no matter where they go."