New Yorker Michael McCarty was in a custody battle with his ex-wife Manuela Antonelli when she kidnapped their son Liam--now 9--and took him to her native Italy. That was 2007.
Four years later, McCarty is still fighting to get his son back. Two years after the abduction, Antonelli was deemed an unfit parent by Italian courts (she was diagnosed with psychiatric problems), and Liam was placed in an orphanage in that country. She then kidnapped him again; when she was subsequently arrested, Liam was placed in foster care.