Boy, American dad arrive in US from Brazil
ORLANDO, Fla. – A father and son played with toys and puzzles and rested on a quiet nine-hour flight from Brazil to Florida, a peaceful conclusion Thursday after a tumultuous reunion that brought a five-year custody battle spanning two continents to an end.
David Goldman and 9-year-old Sean Goldman landed in Orlando on a jet chartered by NBC. Later they were driven away in a caravan of three SUVs, heading to an unknown destination. They did not speak with reporters at the airport, but NBC broadcast an interview with the father and footage from the flight.
"My little boy is 5 feet away, sound asleep, peaceful," Goldman, of Tinton Falls, N.J., told the network. "We're on our way. My heart is just melting. I love him."
Earlier Thursday, when the father and son were reunited in Rio de Janeiro, the youngster was forced to squeeze though a jostling throng of reporters and photographers. The reunion ended an epic battle that pitted Sean's father against the boy's Brazilian stepfather, who had cared for Sean since his mother died last year. The dispute strained relations between the two countries and reached the highest level of government... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091225/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_brazil_us_custody_battle;_ylt=AkqZZplkE8Fh5kJxUxEkkZwnHL8C;_ylu=X3oDMTNnZjlxc2U1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMjI1L2x0X2JyYXppbF91c19jdXN0b2R5X2JhdHRsZQRjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzEEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yaWVzBHNsawNib3lhbWVyaWNhbmQ-