In order to pursue the return of your child from another country, you may need to retain an attorney in the country where your child is located. Having an attorney abroad can help you navigate the foreign country's legal system.
For information about hiring an attorney abroad, see our section on Retaining a Foreign Attorney. Although we cannot recommend an attorney to you, most U.S. Embassies have lists of attorneys available online. Please visit the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate website for a full listing.