Thursday, December 24, 2009

Father and Son Finally Reunited in Brazil

"U.S. dad reunites with son in Brazil, ending custody battle"
December 24, 2009 8:21 a.m. EST

"Nine-year-old Sean Goldman arrived Thursday at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro for a reunion with his father, David Goldman, ending a well-publicized international custody battle.

The Christmas Eve reunion of son and father comes after a five-year custody battle that involved U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and numerous Brazilian courtrooms.

'Sean Goldman is finally with his father David,' a consulate statement said. 'The U.S. Consulate is doing its utmost to assure that the reunion will be as smooth as possible.'

The boy arrived, wearing a yellow and green Brazil soccer jersey, and clutching his stepfather as he walked past a throng of reporters."

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