My toddler was taken from my arms in our local grocery store in a thwarted child trafficking abduction. The victimizer demanded, "Say bye-bye to mommy". How could this have happened to an engaged parent like me?
Researching, I uncovered the horrors of child sex trafficking. Compelled to write a warning, it is estimated over 60 million people worldwide read my caution, proving intentional parents want true, yet sensitive, facts.
Virality of that magnitude connected me with other anti-trafficking advocates, victims, survivors, leaders, FBI, CIA, and mothers whose experiences were the same. We came together - join us. And, be vigilant.
And, when a former trafficker admitted in an interview it took less than 8 minutes to identify a child victim, I listened for the #1 vulnerability he was looking for; lack of strong family relationships. Families, moms just like me, were the answer.