The Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting children from illegal removals. Country officers are available to speak with you Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For assistance with an abduction in progress or any emergency situation that occurs after normal business hours, on weekends or federal holidays, please call the toll-free number below.
- From the U.S. & Canada 1-888-407-4747
- From Overseas +1 202-501-4444
For more information and for a list of attorneys’ who specialize in this sort of work please see Italy International Child Abductions Information.