On Wednesday September 24, David Goldman appeared on The TODAY Show to talk with Meredith Viera about his four-year-long battle to bring his son home from Brazil. It was a moving interview.
Four years ago, Goldman's wife flew to Brazil with their son Sean Goldman to visit her parents. When she arrived at the airport, she called David and told him that their marriage was over and that if he ever wanted to see Sean again, he would have to sign custody over to her. Of course, he refused to do so.
Since that time, David has been attempting through the Hague Convention to get Sean returned. The case has taken a bizarre and tragic twist. Recently, Sean's mother passed away while giving birth to another child. However, the man she married (Brazil apparently didn't care that she had a husband in the US), claims that he has treated Sean like his own son and that he will not give up custody.
To learn more about David and Sean Goldman's story, visit David's website http://www.bringseanhome.org
To read the 2004 Compliance Report from the U.S. State Department that details countries that are not complying with the Hague Convention and returning children, see the report on the web site of the Department of State.
You can see the very moving interview on The Today Show here: