Abandoned children fathered by Saudis abroad wait for dads ... 8,000 get lucky

Abandoned children fathered by Saudis abroad wait for dads ... 8,000 get lucky
Updated 08 December 2015

Abandoned children fathered by Saudis abroad wait for dads ... 8,000 get lucky

Abandoned children fathered by Saudis abroad wait for dads ... 8,000 get lucky

RIYADH: The status of 8,000 Saudi children left behind in 31 countries has been corrected, said the nongovernmental organization that works for such children.
Tawfiq Al-Suwailem, head of the Charitable Society for the Care of Saudi Families Abroad (Awaser), said his organization is in contact with 96 Saudi embassies across the world to facilitate travel of 6,500 people to the Kingdom.
Meanwhile, American women, who have given birth to Saudi children, have created a website named “Saudi Children Left Behind in the US” as part of a fresh attempt to encourage their husbands who left them after finishing their studies in the US to recognize and return to their children.
According to a report, the names and data of prominent Saudis appeared on the main Web page, in addition to personal and family photographs with their wives and children with an appeal — “your children want to see you.”
According to a report, Saudis married American women during the 1980s, and later abandoned them.
The site explained that the women had resorted to this initiative after failed attempts to contact their husbands who denied their marital relations and shrugged off their responsibilities.
The US mothers, on the website in Arabic and English, appealed to Saudi parents to shoulder their responsibilities toward their children.
The site has recorded over 1.5 million Saudi visitors, the report said.