Battered  Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody:

"A National Crisis"

The 13th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference
"Custody Litigation, Trauma, and Recovery"
May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018


Immediately Following BMCC  XII

​Monday May 9, 2016, Washington, D.C.

We welcome you to join us in Washington D.C. right after the BMCC for the 2016 Mothers of Lost Children demonstration and educational events.

We will travel from Albany to Washington on Mothers Day, Sunday May 8, 2016, after the close of the BMCC.

We need to show our elected representatives there is a problem.  Unless we meet with them, they will continue to ignore it. We are the voice for our children.

We will have handouts on the general problem of children being taken from safe mothers and given to dangerous abusers. You can bring a one page summary of your case if you wish.  

You will need to arrange your own travel and hotel accommodations.

Flights are short but pricy. The train is comfortable but pricy. Bus is reasonable but longer ride. Sharing a rental car is good, except for the drop fee and transportation from the drop off location.

Some of us share hotel rooms. Some of us stay in the reasonable Hosteling International in DC.

Demonstrate at the White House:
    Monday May 9 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Attire: Mothers of Lost Children white t shirts, white pants/skirt, and walking shoes

Educate Congress:
    Tuesday May 10 starting at 9:00 am at the
    Attire: Mothers of Lost Children white t shirts over business suits.

    We are making appointments for Tuesday morning, and one that is at 1:00 pm.  
    Please make appointments with your U.S.Congress members for Tuesday after 2:00 pm ;

It is best to prepare a one minute elevator speech like this:

"My ___ year old child was removed from my custody on _____ (date) in  _________  (county/state). I was never accused of harming her/him. S/he was put with her/his father even though s/he told ____ (police, therapist, etc.) that her/his father _____ (repeatedly beat her/him with a belt, sexually abused her/him, etc)."