Episode 20. Jolly Bimbachi

Jolly Bimbachi kissed her two sons goodbye as they set out for a month-long trip to Lebanon with their father, back in 2015. She gave each of her boys a watch with a note attached, saying: “I love you. We’ll be back together in time.”Within days, she got a call from her husband Ali Ahmad — he had no intention of returning with their children.
In this Episode Jolly shares her story, discusses the Lebanese legal system, and why Lebanon is one of the worst offenders in regards to Parental Abduction. We also discuss her lobbying efforts and how she kept her faith in the wake of her situation.

Chatham Mother Fights To Get Her Sons Back

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8 Replies to “Episode 20. Jolly Bimbachi”

  1. While the findings do not establish causality they provide strong support for policies to encourage frequent overnight parenting time for infants and toddlers, because the benefits associated with overnights also held for parents who initially agreed about overnights as well as for those who disagreed and had the overnight parenting plan imposed over 1 parent’s objections. The observed benefits for the long-term father-child relationship are consistent with findings from intervention studies showing that fathers who are more involved with infants and toddlers develop better parenting skills and relationships with their children.

    Should Infants and Toddlers Have Frequent Overnight Parenting…. Available from: [accessed May 24 2018].

  2. Good luck to you Jolly. I saw some of your story in the media in Canada. I hope you can get those boys back.

  3. I remember earlier this year seeing a story about Jolly being arrested or something in Syria and making it home. I’d love to hear more of her story if you can get her on again. What a strong woman

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