Missions Exemplar


Harrison and Pierce Houser
International Recovery – 2016

According to our intelligence, Chad Houser and his mother Peggy Houser blazed a corruptible path through the United States and foreign countries stealing money from individuals and institutions. In February 2016 they illegally abducted Harrison (age 2)and Pierce (age 1) from their legal custodial guardian (mother) Jordana Houser.

In a joint operation between ARC and the
Swiss Police, the children were recovered on 10 June 2016.  Peggy Houser was detained while Chad Houser escaped apprehension.  A warrant for Chad and Peggy Houser’s arrest is currently in effect in the U.S.

Willow Bradfute

International Recovery – 2011

9 year old Willow Bradfute was illegally transported and held 6 months for ransom in Mexico August 2011 by her non-custodial mother and Colombian boyfriend, both convicted drug traffickers with prison time.
ARC spearheaded a coalition of operators from within its ranks, members of Eagle Eye Security and Templar Titan to safely recover the child. Special thanks to DOS Citizen Services for expediting entry back into the U.S.


Ashley Ricks
Philippines – 2011

Under dangerous and unpredictable circumstances ARC was successful in extracting Ashley Ricks from her captors in the Philippines and ensuring the safe return to her custodial father Mr. Anthony Ricks.



Kobe Rubin – South Korea 2008
(The Tiffany Rubin Story)

In March of 2008 ARC orchestrated, commanded and led operations on the ground to recover Kobe Rubin from his kidnapper in S. Korea.
Baz’s step-by-step instructions and direct oversight at the side of the mother throughout the entire operation provided a seamless extraction to the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and eventually to the United States.
You may have seen the behind the scenes documentary, “Beyond the Headlines” on how Bazzel Baz conducted this mission, which is the true story behind Lifetime’s “Taken from Me – The Tiffany Ruben Story

Hanson / Sykes Case
Domestic Recovery – 2004

The child in the photo is Shannon Sykes. She was kidnapped by her non-custodial grandmother and non-custodial father. They evaded law enforcement for two years. ARC recovered the child in twelve days. Special thanks and recognition to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department North Carolina, Mars Hill Police Department North Carolina, McDowell County Sheriff’s Office North Carolina, Black Mountain Police Department North Carolina, and Flowery Branch Police Department Georgia, for their cooperation, assistance and dedication to the success of this recovery.

Snyder Case
International Recovery – 2003

The child in the photo is Lilly Snyder. She was kidnapped by her non-custodial father (prior felon) with assistance from her half-brother and taken to Costa Rica, Central America. Despite a three-year investigation by authorities, ARC safely recovered the child (photo) in ten days.



Somalia, Africa
International Recovery – 1991

The two girls in the middle of the picture are the left-behind children of an American engineer who evacuated the country of Somalia during the Civil War. They were rescued by ARC from the outskirts of a French Foreign Legion camp and returned to their mother (right). An American aide worker (left) was instrumental in providing transitional assistance to an orphanage operating in the war zone. ARC salutes the bravery of this American aide worker wherever she may now be.

Contact Us

Association for
the Recovery of Children
318 Avenue I #59
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Some people say the best day of their life was their wedding day or the birth of their children. Those were great days for me as well, but if I was to choose the absolute best day of my life it would have to be December 4, 2003. Thursday, December 4, 2003 was the day I was reunited with my abducted daughter. My name is Mandalyn Hanson and this is my story.