Hi everyone, welcome to another episode of You’re double. This is a special episode, as we are speaking to the founder of Find My Parent. If you go to their website, https://findmyparent.org you will see the mission statement of the company. It says Find My Parent was born out of the need for a child-centered mechanism to reunite children around the world with their families, including those abducted by one of their parents. If you scroll down a bit further, you will see that the whole project was born out the pain one father is facing to recover back his child who was kidnapped by his ex-wife. And that father is Enrique Gutierrez who is also the founder of Find My Parent.
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.
With that said, do know that talking about these things is hard, really hard. Many of the things you will hear on this episode and future episodes are not recorded in one session. We had to take breaks and come back to talk more as talking about the hurt, manipulation and the trauma you went through can get pretty emotionally draining. So, do know that we have combined few of our recordings to make it more concise to listen to, and I will indicate if we took a break through the episode.
Before we get to the episode, I would like to remind everyone that we recently launched a petition targeted at the Japanese government to stand up for the 3million kids who have been trafficked since 1991, legally with the help of single custody laws in Japan. Japan does not recognize joint custody. laws as the lawyers and judges profit from it and receive up to 30% of child support payments until the child reaches 20 years of age!
While it’s a gain for the lawyers and judges, this is a loss-loss situation for the children and parents affected by the single custody law.Winning this campaign depends on our ability to call on thousands of supporters like you. Your signature(support) is all that we need. Please support our petition and tell the International Organizations and the government to pressure Japan to adopt a joint custody law. You can find the petition at https://www.change.org/jointcustodyjapan
Now, I would like to remind everyone that our goal here is to share knowledge with you guys and show that you are not alone in this. With that said, if you need specific legal advice, please get your own independent advice from a qualified legal practitioner.
If you are a minor, or if you happen to have difficulty in understanding certain parts within this episode, please approach a responsible adult or someone knowledgeable and ask them for clarifications. We have done our best to make sure that it doesn’t offend anyone and if you have further questions or comments regarding Find My Parent or the interview, you can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are someone who got separated from your own parent, and would like to find your parent again, please go to https://findmyparent.org and fill out your details. With the help of our smart algorithms and matching technology, we hope to help you find your alienated parent again. If you are part of an NGO or even a private company passionate about this topic, please reach out through the contact us page in findmyparent.org and we hope to work together with you. (https://findmyparent.org/contact).