Child Abduction and Removals

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.