12/05/2011 04:00 EST | Updated 02/03/2012 05:12 EST

Mother accused of kidnapping daughter 18 years ago to appear in Toronto court

TORONTO - For 18 years, a Toronto father whose baby daughter was spirited away from him hoped messages in a bottle he cast out over YouTube would wash up on the "right shore one day."

Joe Chisholm never stopped searching for Sigourney, who vanished along with her mother when she was 20 months old in 1993.

He posted self-shot video blogs online, sharing baby photos and telling stories to his beloved daughter of the brief life she knew with him.

"If you find me before I find you, which is fine by me, you'll have a lot of questions