Help Return Natalya Home

My estranged husband abducted my daughter Natalya to the United States last summer. He hoped that I wouldn't be able to afford the legal costs involved in getting her home to Jamaica. Please help me prove him, and everyone who thinks like him, wrong.

Natalya is such a good and loved person in our community—even though she's only eight years old, Natalya is always asking me and our neighbors how she can be of help. This is the longest I've ever gone without seeing and hugging her—or hearing her bedroom door close letting me know she's safe. Safe. I want to know if she's safe.

Imagine if you couldn't know your child was safe because she was illegally taken from you, by a man you thought you could trust, to another country—even if a prosperous one, like the United States.

In the U.S., parental abduction is considered a civil, rather than criminal, matter. I'm doing my part. Through the Jamaican Foreign Ministry, I'm working with the U.S. State Department which helped me find a lawyer, Junnier Law & Research, P.A., who works on these international abduction cases at very low fees for people in my situation. I've been told that I'll likely need about $15,000 (mostly non-attorney-related expenses) to prosecute my case. I'm doing everything I can.

Please help me get Natalya home. Please help send the message to fathers everywhere, that they can't just take a child from their mother, just because the mother is not rich and does not live in a rich country.

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Richard Junnier
Tallahassee, FL

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