Israel and the United States have been treaty partners under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention) since December 1, 1990.
The Government of the United States has designated the Office of Children’s Issues of the Department of State as its central authority for child abduction cases. Please click here for general information on the Office of Children’s Issues and international child abduction.
The Embassy can provide you with a list of local attorneys should you require legal representation. We can also monitor the welfare of children involved in custody disputes when the child is in Israel.