Mother, Daughter Stuck in Brazil Due to Custody Battle

Brazilian officials confiscate family's passports for custody hearing with child's father.
2:14 | 07/06/13

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-- it turned out a new details on a story we've been following closely this week that terrifying ordeal of a mother and her six year old daughter held against their will in Brazil. The little girl went there to see her father but now that trip has turned into one long nightmare ABC's GO Benitez has the story. She is the little six year old girl at the center of the international legal battle Ava and her mother -- ahead and spending the past -- stock in Brazil. Now a man with a similar story is speaking out in support of had. David Goldman whose son Sean was taken to Brazil by his mother spent five years fighting in Brazilian courts to get his son back. In 2009. He did. Our country our embassy. Our State Department should do whatever they can -- issue this mom and his daughter passports and get them on the next plane. Home today Goldman is critical of how Brazil handles these situations they seem to want to do their own things almost a sort of a rogue -- of of custody. Ignoring. International laws ignoring previous set ordered. Custody rulings he believes there's only one way for parents to protect children in cases like this the only advice to give. Apparent in the situation. Is don't go. And the State Department told ABC news US officials are monitoring the case. And what about that flaw there well we've not been able to reach him or his attorney Dan. -- international custody cases are really troubling.

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