Our contribution deals with the phenomenon of international child abduction, which may occur when interracial and cross-cultural couples separate; in such circumstances the outcome of marital conflict may be the "abduction" of the child by a parent, who returns to his/her native Country with the child, in a State that is not their usual place of abode. Our contribution describes the results of the 3rd survey, which is part of a broader qualitative research. The survey sample is composed of 50 cross-cultural families that filed a petition to the Central Authority. Their files were examined. The three surveys conducted (for our research) all stated a lack of psychological interventions, hence allowing us to hypothesize the risk of psychological abuse for the abducted child. According to these data, our contribution suggests some specific interventions to cope with such situations.
Keywords: International child abduction, interracial and cross-cultural couple, separation, neutral space.