My name is Barbara Hise, but I prefer to be called Barbie. I’m the mother of 3 ornery, but handsome dudes. Zander (2008), who gave me the title of “Mommy”, Killian (2010), who made my life more full, and Henry (2014), who currently completes our family. I’m a Stay at Home Mom and an amateur writer. I’m married to a coal miner, Josh (9-11-2011), and we call Ohio our home. We live in a large farmhouse where my husband grew up, surrounded by dozens of free-roaming acreage near Amish country.
My life sounds picture perfect, but it hasn’t been the easiest. See, I was married before.
To a foreigner.
It didn’t go well.
We separated when Zander was 1. It’s been nonstop court battles since.
Narcissists aren’t easy to go up against if you don’t know what you’re dealing with. I always had a niggling feeling that one day my son would be taken from me.
I live in America.
He lives in Europe.
February 19, 2017 was the day my worst fears came to life. Zander wasn’t coming home. He had officially been Internationally Parentally Kidnapped. After an exhausting battle, that was all of emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially draining, my child was ordered to be returned back to his home in America on September 14, 2017.
I am lucky.
Far too many other Left Behind Parents are not.
I had a 20% chance of having my child returned.
I am now the Secretary of iStand Parent Network Inc working alongside some of the greatest advocates for IPCA. If you need help having your children returned or preventing your child from being absconded with out of the country illegally, don’t hesitate to contact iStand at http://www.iSTANDParentNetwork.com
And now, I hope to use this blog to tell our story.
IPCA has many phases:
1. The PreMeditation
2. The Abduction/Retention
3. The Legal Battle
4. The Return
5. Returned & Adjusting – To Be Continued
I seek to educate by being as honest and upfront with my viewers as possible. This is our life.
But Jesus Looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God ALL things are possible.”