Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2010]
I am trying to get the attention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, so she can help us to bring Gabby home! The Florida court order prohibited them from taking my daughter outside of Florida, let alone the country! They took Gabby in violation of the Florida court order.
From a Loving Father who terribly MISSES his DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
4330 NE 16 Ter.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Origins: Gabrielle Dahm is a one-year-old girl (she'll turn two in December 2010) who was reported as missing from her Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home in August 2010.
According to Gabrielle's father, Chris Dahm, his
Dahm and Delbecq went through a bitter divorce, which was finalized in June , and granted the parents joint custody of Gabrielle. Dahm says that a condition under the custody agreement was that Gabrielle not be taken out of the country.
But Dahm claims that [by August 5] he had learned that Delbecq had purchased three one way tickets to Abu Dhabi, by way of Brussels where Delbecq has dual citizenship. The tickets were in the names of his
"I've been working closely with authorities since [August 6], and we are not sure how Gabby could have gotten out of the country without a passport," said Dahm.
Dahm said that in 2005 his wife's family moved to Abu Dhabi because Delbecq's father got a job as a captain with Etihad Airways.
Gabrielle Nicole Dahm is my life. I recently enrolled her in
Gabrielle Nicole Dahm is my only child, and she means everything to me! Gabby is my world! Gabby just learned to say
I miss Gabby so much I can't sleep, eat, or think. I dream about her every night. I can't wait to see her and hold her in my arms again.
With the irrevocable trust that my family help me set up, Under Federal Law, EVERY dollar that gets donated to the "Help Save Gabby Fund" gets used for lawyers in the United States and overseas (in Abu Dhabi), for every resource possible to help bring Gabby back to the United States, and for Gabby's well-being. ALL THE FUNDS GO STRICTLY TO THIS CAUSE.
I have always donated to charitable causes and believe in supporting those in need. If you donate to your church, societies, research groups, or charities, please add this noble cause to your list. I am grateful for whatever you can give.... I don't want to wait a lifetime to see my beautiful baby daughter again! Thank you in advance for your generous support.
After a yearlong battle in circuit court, Dahm and Delbecq in January  were awarded joint custody. Dahm said he hopes being awarded full custody would aid federal officials as they start trying to recover his daughter from the United Arab Emirates.
The State Department has confirmed that the child is in Abu Dhabi, [Dahm's lawyer, Douglas] Reynolds said. He declined to explain how officials made that determination.
Officials have told Dahm to brace for a wait of about two years before Gabrielle can be returned to South Florida, Dahm said.
Meanwhile, Dahm is raising money to help pay for anticipated legal expenses, including having to potentially hire lawyers in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, he said.
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