International Parental Child Abduction

Mauritania 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.

If your child has been abducted from the U.S. to Mauritania, speak with a U.S. State Department officer to discuss your case. We know what resources are available in different countries and can answer questions. Click for specific information for Mauritania including emergency contact information.

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs assists in cases of international parental child abduction. We place the highest priority on the welfare of children who have been abducted across an international border. The Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues is prepared to assist you in your efforts to return your abducted child to his or her country of habitual residence.

Mauritania-specific details can be found 

More information on International Parental Child Abduction is available here.