empowering individuals

Around the world through AI technology as a self service tool
to find and reconnect with their families.

A recent press conference by Japan on this issue.

FMP has created a simple yet effective way for individuals to safely locate and reunite with their families.

Step 1

Individuals input information of a individual and/or of their family members on our secure and confidential website.

Step 2

Upon submission, our website then searches all entries for a match.

Step 3

Once a potential link to his/her family is found, a notification is made, our platform gives an output — ultimately paving the way for the families to reunite.

We believe that no child should have to experience parental child abduction.

Children who grow up in single-parent homes or who are abducted by one of their parents struggle with a number of socio-economic and psychological issues. They are at-risk for emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. They are more likely to suffer from poverty, limiting their access to quality education and health services. Research shows that children and adults who’ve suffered from child parental abduction also experience psychological issues and generational trauma as they’re robbed of half of their identity — sometimes losing an entire culture, language, and the support of extended family.

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Children Affected Globally

Find My Parent is committed to raising awareness globally on the following issues: kidnapping, child abuse, parental child abduction, parental alienation and human trafficking.

While the database is in English, Spanish, Danish and Japanese currently, our team is working hard to expand our global reach by translating the website and database so it’s available in 20 of the most commonly spoken languages. We work hand-in-hand with our partners around the world advocating for effective policy changes to ensure that each and every missing child is reunited with their families as quickly as possible.

Our Founder's Story

Founder and CEO, Enrique Gutierrez knows the pain of children and parents being separated. Getting divorced in Japan resulted in Enrique having his beautiful daughter, Meline, kidnapped from him. Due to the sole custody laws and zero enforcement of visitation rights, Enrique has not seen nor heard from his daughter or ex-wife for the past two years. Even worse, Meline has no way to look for Enrique. Enrique realized that his daughter should have the ability to try to reach out to him and this prompted Enrique to found Find My Parent.

Enrique’s story is not unique in Japan - there are over 3 million similar cases in Japan alone. Children and parents are routinely separated at borders, such as that of the United States and Mexico, with no way for children and parents to find each other again. Incidences of parental child abduction have grown as the world becomes more connected and international marriages become more common. A large number of children are also abducted by a parent domestically - many of these cases are never even reported.

Our Knowledge Base

Created and curated to help you with every doubt, question and support you need with parental alienation and abduction.

Child Abduction

A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping

This guide imparts the group’s practical wisdom and the hope that other parents will not have to ex­perience the confusion and discouragement these parents did when it was not clear what to do or whom to turn to when their children were kidnapped. The group offered its suggestions for prevent­ing international kidnapping and gave detailed advice to maximize the chance that children who are kidnapped or wrongfully retained will be returned to this country. The guide provides descriptions and realistic assessments of the civil and criminal remedies available in international parental kidnapping cases. It explains applicable laws and identifies both the public and private resources that may be called on when an international abduction occurs or is threatened. It gives practical advice on overcoming frequently encountered obstacles so that parents can get the help they need. The guide prepares parents for the legal and emotional difficulties they may experience and shares coping and general legal strategies to help them achieve their individual goals, whether they involve recovering a child or reestablishing meaningful access to a child in another country. Despite the difficulties that may lie ahead and the disappointment some parents may experience, it is important not to become discouraged. Stay hopeful. Many things can be done to prevent or to resolve an international parental kidnapping. This guide will help you organize your response.

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You're Double Podcast

“Japanese Government, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers Don’t Care about Children” – Emi, Left Behind Parent from Japan

This episode is about a Japanese mum who had her kids abducted by her ex husband, and then was tricked by her ex-husband’s lawyer to …

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For My Daughter, Meline (with Enrique Gutierrez, Founder of Find My Parent) – Part 2

This is the second part of a three part episode. If you listen to the first episode, you will see that we stopped that episode at the part where he realized his ex wife was cheating on him. But this story is not just about infidelity but its about parental alienation and abduction. It’s about the suffering a parent goes through when these things happen.

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Glen Wood – Father who sued Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in Tokyo, Japan for Paternity Harassment

In this episode of you’re double podcast, Enrique, the founder of Find My Parent and I speak to Glen Wood. Glen is a Canadian native and former equity sales manager at the Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in Japan who has been fighting for the past five years to gain justice for his paternity harassment case.

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“I am leaving with my kids, or as a dead body” Vincent Fichot, A Left Behind Parent on a Hunger Strike against Japan

In 2018, Vincent Fichot came home to an empty house in Tokyo, Japan. His wife, 3-year-old son and 11-month-old daughter had vanished. All he had …

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“If you are supporting alienators and abductors, go to hell!’ – Akiko, Left Behind Parent from Japan (in Japanese – Hosted by Nao)

This is the Japanese version of our previous two episodes with Akiko from Japan, Hosted by Nao. In this episode of You’re double podcast, we …

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“If you are supporting alienators and abductors, go to hell!’ – Akiko, Left Behind Parent from Japan (Part 2 of 2)

In this episode of You’re double podcast, we are speaking to Akiko from Japan. Her daughter was kidnapped by her ex husband almost 2 years …

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” Japanese Children are Suffering!, The Future of Japan is Suffering!” – Akiko, Left Behind Parent from Japan (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode of You’re double podcast, we are speaking to Akiko from Japan. Her daughter was kidnapped by her ex husband almost 2 years ago, and she has been battling the case and trying to gain custody through the family court and Supreme Court of Japan.

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“Japan, Gold Medal Winner of Parental Abduction Olympics” – Scott McIntyre, Left Behind Parent, Japan

Scott was detained for 45 days in Tokyo for trespassing when he went to his in-laws’ apartment to seek information on his two children. He remains married, has no restraining order against him, retains full parental rights, but has not been able to see his children since May 2019, when his wife left with them. While researching for the our petition, I watched a video of Scott on YouTube, and I knew that we needed to get him on the podcast to explain further why the petition that we created is important.

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DeEye – Amber Alert On Steroid (With Anthony B. Founder of DeEye)

With Anthony B. Founder of DeEye

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A Conversation with Dan Hund, Left Behind Parent from Seattle, US (Part 1)

In this episode of you’re double podcast, we are speaking to Dan Hund, a left behind parent from Seattle, United States. We have made this …

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