Karl Hindle writes today to say that Virginia Governor McDonnell signed HB2361 into law last week. This bill was drafted by the VA legislature based on a summary of international child abduction points gleaned from a variety of sources encountered over the last 8 years. Karl says Virginia is the first state in the country to enact a state international child abduction law. The new law provides for the lawful seizure and forfeiture of the assets of abductors and their accomplices involved in the international abduction of children. This applies whether children are abducted out of the US or into the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Karl Hindle is the father of a young daughter, Emily, who was born in the UK and taken by her American mother, Sheila Kay Fuith, to the US when Emily was 11 months old. Without Karl's knowledge or consent, Emily was put up for adoption, involving a convicted pedophile. All of this time Emily was denied medical treatment for her blindness. Emily is still wrongly held in the United States today. Karl has filed an application for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, having lost his Hague Convention battle in the lower federal court system.
More details are available on Karl's Blog: Emily Rose Hindle here. Thank you Karl for the update.