David Goldman had it all. He fell in love with a beautiful Brazilian woman he met abroad in Italy while modeling. They had a wedding in the US and settled down to start their family. A year later, the little patter of feet came their way and they had a beautiful son named Sean. It was a perfect life.
That is until his wife left their home in New Jersey with their 4-year-old son for a “family vacation” in Brazil with her parents. David had no idea when he kissed his wife and son goodbye that day it would be the last time he saw his wife alive and an agonizing 4 1/2 years before he had the chance to see his son again.
His wife entered her native country of Brazil with their son Sean and never came back. She called her husband a week into the trip to tell him she was moving on. Their marriage was over. She’d be keeping Sean and he needed to jump on a place to Brazil and sign over full custody…now.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s annual report, 800,000 children are reported missing every year in the U.S. Of that number, an estimated 200,000 are abducted by family members.
David Goldman’s son, Sean, was the victim of an International Child Abduction. It’s a case that reached the highest levels of our government, prompting President Obama and Secretary of the State Hilary Clinton to get involved and plead with the Brazilian Government to return Sean back to his father.
His story has never been told in its entirety until now. David’s memoir, A Father’s Love: One Man’s Unrelenting Battle to Bring his Abducted Son Home, details the 5 years of legal and emotional battles he went through as a father.
I had the pleasure of interviewing David but nothing can compare to reading his story.
David shares the moment he received that chilling phone call from his wife, telling him what she’d done. He takes you through the emotional turmoil he faced roaming the halls of his empty house, pining to see his son again. It shows the unbelievable frustration involved when a clear-cut abduction case turns into an international affair.
It also brings you through the utter shock David received when he learned his wife had not only remarried, she married a man who was part of one the most prominent families in Brazil and a child abduction lawyer.
It shows you the level of anguish no parent should ever face when David had to set-up visitation rights to see his own abducted child.
You will literally want to sing out loud in triumph when Brazil finally hands over Sean and David gets to take his now 9-year-old boy back home.
You will also see that the bond between a parent and a child can never be broken.
THIS IS A MUST READ!
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