The boys grew up watching their father beat their mother. Kai was their only comfort. Now that they are both 16, they have a chance to escape without Charlene facing kidnapping charges. Unfortunately, the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction does not have a domestic violence defense so American mothers cannot get their kids out of the foreign country back home to the USA until they turn 16.
The boys do not want to leave without Kai because they know their father will take revenge on Kai. They are afraid for Kai's life. Donations to this project means Kai will be able to return home to the USA with the family and they can start their lives over far away from the terrible violence they experienced and being to heal.
This project will reduce animal abuse and help families thrive when rebuilding a healthy life away from domestic violence. Kai is vital to the family's healing after sustaining such long-term abuse.