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Weʼre raising £4,500 to Bring Alba home! My daughter has been illegally taken from me to Germany by her mother.

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On August 2nd this year, my daughter went on her annual holiday, with her German mother, from our home in Tenerife to Berlin. As it turned out, this was a lie, and my ex-wife didn't return, and has therefore abducted Alba. I was informed by my wife through a lawyer's letter, a couple of days after they departed, of her intention to start a new life in Germany. This is contrary to our childcare agreement, that was lodged at the court in Tenerife 5 years ago, and therfore an ilegal act.

I have no idea where my daughter is, as her mother is refusing to give an address, but I do have limited communication through WhatsApp, on her mobile. She is fine, but understandably confused by the situation that has been forced upon her.

As a father, I am heart-broken at losing contact with my daughter. We have had a very close relationship, and I will do anything to get her back to Tenerife, so that all our needs can be considered by the court, and a fair decision made about Alba's future... ether with me or with her mother. At the moment it feels like my rights as a father have been taken away by the selfish act of another, and I have no say in her future well-being.

The moment I understood what was going on, I went to the police, who explained I needed to do this through the courts first, who will provide the necessary authorisation to reverse the abduction. The day after they were due back, I went with a lawyer to the court to start the process, but in August, the courts are very slow in Spain. It is clear that this will be a long drawn out process, involving lawyers and police in both Spain and Germany, and it will be costly! Currently the estimate is around 3,000 euros, plus several trips to Berlin. After discussing with my immediate family how we can manage this, I have decided to ask my friends to help with some of the costs. Many of you know Alba and I, and will know how painful this sudden separation will be for us both, and will care deeply for Alba's future. I would be so grateful if you could make a small donation to my cause, to help bring the fees down to an amount that is manageable to me and the family.

My plan is to have our family situation assessed properly by the courts here in Tenerife, where all our views can be heard, and a fair and correct decision can be made regarding my daughter's future. I cannot accept an abduction in place of this!

I am lucky to be supported through this by my family, Stella and my step-daughters, Klara and Matylda, as well as my parents and the few close friends I have confided in. Thank you all!

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 4, 2018

      Be strong mate! And stay positive! Big hug,B xx

    • Julia Parker

      Julia Parker

      Sep 4, 2018

      I wish I could help more. Good luck in getting this sorted out and Alba back where she belongs x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 4, 2018

      Hope you gonna bring her home

      £20.00

    • Jonathan Challis

      Jonathan Challis

      Sep 4, 2018

      Good luck resolving an appalling breach of trust. I made a film many moons ago with the founder of the charity Parents & Abducted Children Together. They may be able to offer further advice.

    • Nicola David (friend of C Miller)

      Nicola David (friend of C Miller)

      Sep 3, 2018

      An appalling situation, so sorry. Good luck and God bless x

      £25.00

    • John  Parkes

      John Parkes

      Sep 3, 2018

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2018

      £50.00

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