American mother refuses to leave B.C. without her baby
- November 20, 2007 4:12 PM
- By Enza Uda
Wendi Bartell is in Canada illegally because she can't get family court date
Family court delays have led an American woman to choose living in B.C. illegally over going home without her Canadian-born toddler.
Wendi Bartell, who lives in Lillooet, has been unable to get a court date to sort out custody of her child. Bartell wants to go home to her family in the U.S., but the boy's father won't let her take their child until a legal arrangement is in place.
If she tries to take the baby across the border, she could be charged with abduction.