Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Global Search for Missing 4 Year Old Australian Child - Andrew John THOMPSON

Dear Mike

Many thanks for joining the global search for Andrew.

Although Melinda and Andrew flew to Frankfurt, investigations conducted by the German authorities have so far failed to find any trace of them and they could now have left that country.

This is why I'm now asking people to send the following email to as many people as possible in as many countries as possible (including Germany if (possible)along with a request that those people send it to as many people as possible, etc.

It doesn't matter if people send many emails or one email, the important thing is that they all send it to someone else. One person in Sydney sent only one email but it went to a person in the US whose company then sent it to 10,000 people around the world.

I've also attached some material that has been translated into German and Spanish as well as a photo of a bus-shelter poster that is part of a UK campaign. Andrew is in the bottom left corner.
I'm expecting several more translations to arrive in the next few days and I will let you know when they arrive.

This is the email.....

Join the Global Search for Missing Australian Child - Andrew John

Four-year-old Andrew John THOMPSON was illegally abducted from Australia on 24th April 2008 and has since disappeared without trace.

Andrew is at grave risk of emotional and physical harm. In addition to an extensive search that has been underway by international authorites for several months, an international multi-media campaign has now been launched to help the authorities find him as quickly as possible.

The following link takes you to a poster that contains links to a flyer that can be downloaded and printed. It also includes suggestions for displaying the flyer in public places. Please print this poster and display it wherever possible no matter what country you are in.

This next link will take you to a missing person website containing more information and photos of Andrew and his mother Melinda Margaret THOMPSON (who could also be using the name Melinda Margaret STRATTON).

A Facebook site has been established for Andrew and can be accessed at

The next link will take you to an article published in the Daily Telegraph in Sydney (Australia) on 13th December 2008. A video interview with Andrew's father is also contained within the article.,22049,24791815-5006009,00.html

Please forward this email to as many people as possible and ask them to pass it on to as many people as possible as well. Ask them to use the flyers to raise awareness about Andrew in their local areas in as many countries as possible.


Many thanks from Andrew's Dad, and Andrew.
ken thompson
---> Remove (nospam) to contact Ken directly if you have information on Andrew's whereabouts)

Email to Fathers 4 Justice Canada, Jeremy Swanson, F4J Global

Would you pass the above information along to your contacts across the globe to draw awareness to the kidnapping of Mr. Thompson's son. I will post the updated information in my blogs. The video link to the Australian program "A Current affair" is best viewed via the facebook link following:

This is a pass through link to MSN video and the Ozzy TV network. If you aren't on facebook try the direct link below.

Another important element to this tragic occurrence and Mr. Thompson's attempts to find his son is the strategic campaign to find him. It can be used as a template for any of us if our children are taken. I know how he feels as do many of you and I once lost my two youngest for 7 months. It is the most excruciating agony a parent could suffer.

If you are not familiar with the story viewing the video will give you a quick overview.

Mke Murphy
F4J Sault Ste. Marie

My own experience shows the parent who does the kidnapping will also be alienating the child. Standard things the kidnapper will cite is "Daddy doesn't care about you", "Mommy is afraid of daddy hurting them both" and the list goes on. It is despicable and narcissistic behaviour and can leave life long damage to the psyche of this child. The sooner he is found the better his chances of renewing his relationship, in a positive way, with his dad and hopefully allowing the mother to be involved in some manner, albeit cautiously for a time, because I firmly believe with passion a child needs both parents in their lives, if both are fit. Andrew's mom will have to demonstrate this.

The work of Fathers 4 Justice and the Pain of Fathers ~ Activism in the UK

Equal and Shared Parenting ~ The Movie