“I never expected to have more love in my heart for any other person in my life and I do for my daughter. Nothing is going to change that – nothing,” — Harris Todd
Update: On 17 April 2014, Dorothy Lee Barnett is scheduled back in court for her extradition hearing. Dorothy Lee Barnett has been charged in the United States of America for Parental Kidnapping and U.S. Passport Fraud.
Editor’s Note 16 April 2014: Many of us in the Family Abduction Community that have been following Harris Todd and his Search for Savanna Todd for nearly 20 years. From the day he appeared on a TV Talk Show in the United States with other searching parents, Harris has been through a parent’s absolute worst nightmare, a “parental kidnapping”. During this time, many parents have searched for and recovered their children. I am certain Mr. Todd like many searching parents of a parental kidnapping regularly wondered when his turn would come. On 17 April 2014, the Maroochydore Magistrates Court will be challenged to take a huge step toward ensuring the extradition of Dorothy “Lee” Barnett or Alexandria “Alex” Geldenhuys. Even though Dorothy Lee Barnett intentionally violated a United States Custody Order, her “team of lawyers” and maybe even a “politician” will be asking this court for every possible Australian legal right, extension of time to delay the defendants extradition back to the the United States for prosecution. The Extradition of a Parent for the crime of International Parental Kidnapping after 20 years is an important decision or result for the Family Abduction Community. For Searching Parents, it sends an very important message to all parental kidnappers that our International Courts take this crime very seriously. And for Custodial-Embattled Parents, it sends the message that the world’s legal system will not tolerate this horrible and heinous crime against an innocent child. Also, it is certainly the hope of the Family Abduction Community that some future event like this will lead to a reunification of the now adult child and her biological father. I really hope that this court begins the process of doing the right thing.