Maybe I'm being overly sensitive (it must be a new Daddy thing), but why is it that in these sorts of stories it's always the default setting that the kids' natural place MUST be with the mother? They story is that she was reunited with her mother, not that she was taken away from her father.
Now, I'm not familiar with this case (I'll confess I've not read the article.....I guess I'm speaking more generally than this particular case), but I can conceive of all sorts of very legit reasons to take off with your kid. What if mom's a freak, or abusive? The way courts work a lot of places, there is a large bias against dad's getting custody (or at least that's my perception.....I'm no lawyer). After all, men
are abusive, women aren't right? Oh wait.....
I'm probably knee-jerking without cause here, but I just find it disturbing.