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Father Leaves Brazil With Son After 5-Year Custody Battle December 25, 2009

Posted by bigworldcentral in Breaking News, USA News, World News.

A New Jersey man who has been reunited with his 9-year-old son after a 5-year international custody battle says it’s a “new beginning” for the duo, who were returning to the U.S. together on Thursday. Sean Goldman, who was taken by his now-deceased mother to Brazil in 2004, was brought back to his father, David Goldman, on Thursday and the two quickly headed home to spend the holidays in the Uunited States.

“It is now time for our new beginning, the rebirth of our family at such a special time of the year,” Goldman wrote in a letter that was read to reporters by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith after the father and son’s plane took off.

Sean’s appearance at the U.S. consulate earlier Thursday was rambunctious, with his Brazilian relatives passing on U.S. officials’ offer to use a protected entrance to a garage. Instead they parked a block away and walked the boy, wearing a Brazilian Olympics T-shirt, through crowds of reporters, cameramen and security guards. Very violent shoving broke out in front of the consulate’s doors as the boy was spirited inside.

Once inside the consulate, however, Smith said the boy calmed down, ate a hamburger and babbled with his father about basketball and how much snow there might be in New Jersey.

Sean had lived in Brazil since Goldman’s ex-wife, Bruna Bianchi, took him to her native country for what was supposed to be a two-week vacation in 2004. She stayed, divorced Goldman and married someone else, and Goldman began legal efforts to get his son back. Rest of the story.

It’s good to know that the boy and his father re-united and will be spending Christmas together.

Credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.



1. edreysmusic - January 2, 2010

thats certainly happy to hear. i stopped following this story for a while, but it only makes fair sense.

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