Dear Mr. David Thelen and The Committee for Missing Children:

Let me begin by saying thank you from the bottom of our hearts from my family and myself for helping us bring my daughter Theda, the love of my life, back home to California from Germany.

Thank you for all the wonderful support, moral and financial, that you gave to us and to other parents who are going through the worst nightmare of having their children taken away from their lives by cruel and unjustified reasons. Not only the parents suffer but our children who also love their parents suffer. Most of the time they don't understand why the parent that they love is no longer in their lives and no child should ever go through that.

Thanks to a wonderful person like you and your organization who do not expect anything in return for helping bring these children back home and bringing happiness once again to their families whenever it is possible.

I know that you and your organization will be there whenever it is possible to give a helping hand to parents like me and once again from my family, Theda my beautiful daughter and myself, Thank You from our hearts for helping us make this dream possible. It took over two years but we did it and we will never forget.

Thank you.

Raul Gonzalez and Theda Gonzalez