In a time of easy international travel, increasing cross-cultural marriages and rising divorce rates, the problem of international child abductions is growing. Many Thai women go to live abroad as a spouse, some with little education or skills, especially in the language. Marriages fail.
Differences in background and the current economic climate in Europe can put further strain on shaky marriages.
In these circumstances, Thai women in Europe often have no network of friends and family, no jobs to support themselves and their children, coupled with the inability to tolerate their former spouses. Many have been in court to fight over the children and relationships have become fraught. Some are keen to return to live in Thailand, while many just want to take their children to visit Thai relatives.
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