12/10/2011 04:15 EST | Updated 02/08/2012 05:12 EST

Stephen Watkins, Ontario Father, Fights To Bring Allegedly Abducted Sons Home

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TORONTO - Stephen Watkins just wants to bring his two sons home.

The Ontario man spent more than two years searching for his missing children and is now caught in the crosshairs of an international custody battle mired in legal technicalities.

While he finally knows where his sons are, he has no idea when, or even if, he'll be allowed to bring them back to Canada.

Still, he hopes his struggle to be reunited with his boys will safeguard other parents from having to deal with a similar situation.

"Two little kids have gone through hell and back," an emotional Watkins told The Canadian Press. "We have to make sure abductions don't happen."

His two boys

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