95. The Kidnapper
My ex-wife kidnapped my Daughter and went to Germany to live with her parents. After $50,000, 5 lawyers (in 2 countries), the State Department, Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and lots of anxiety, I got my Daughter back and had a lethal court case against my ex.
I chose to drop the charges because I didn’t want my Daughter to have a Mom that was in jail. (The County decided to drop the kidnapping charges if she agreed to return to the USA).
I could have had anything I wanted from that court case, but all I asked for was 50/50 influence on custody, education, health, and life decisions. That’s all I was asking for originally before my ex left in the first place.
Now my ex is married and has become super-religious. I have taught my Daughter to be accepting of others’ beliefs but to question EVERYTHING. She thinks her Mom is nuts. My Daughter is awesome.