A nightmare scenario for nearly any parent is one involving the abduction of their child. The "stranger danger" narrative has permeated American culture for decades, but it should be noted that children are not always abducted by a stranger. In fact, they may be abducted by one of their parents in response to an unfavorable child custody order.
The holidays can be a difficult time of year for Missouri families who are going through child custody disputes and for those parents who share custody of their children. No one wants to be away from their children during the holidays, and most divorced parents do not want to continue celebrating traditions together as a family after the split.