Father of kidnapped Harrisonville children thankful for having them home

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - A Harrisonville father shared the untold story of what he went through to bring his kidnapped children home from Canada.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 marked one full week in school for Jamie Davis' kids. But getting them home after police caught their mom may have been the hardest part.

On October 11, Jamie Davis thought his worst nightmare had come true. His three children disappeared after they went to spend time with their non-custodial mother Sherry Lynn Daniels.

"They had not seen mom for three and half years and then they go to see her for just a few days and then this explosion happened," Davis said.

Daniels kidnapped them on October 11. Police found them five days later in Canada.

"They wanted to see their mother but I don't know that they bargained for everything else that happened," he said. 

After Daniels was arrested, their children spent three weeks in the Canadian foster care system until Davis could prove they belonged to him.

"I think they were tired and they were ready to come home," Davis said.

That finally happened November 7, when Davis flew to Canada with his documents in hand to make his case.

"Three hours after I left court, they called me and told me to cancel my flight the next morning. They said they would be sending us all home together," he said.

Now, Davis is trying to bring normalcy to the lives of the three people he loves the most.

"We're going to be fine. It'll take a while but we'll be fine," he said.

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