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Introduced in House (07/31/2001)

Bring Our Children Home Act - Amends the Federal judicial code to provide that a contestant may bring an action in district court to determine which of conflicting State court child custody determinations shall prevail.

Directs the Attorney General (AG) to establish a registry for all custody orders entered by State courts.

Authorizes law enforcement officers of a State or local government to hold, for no more than 24 hours, any child listed as missing for proper disposition under the latest valid custody determination.

Requires the Secretary of State to prepare a report on progress made by the United States in negotiating and entering into bilateral treaties relating to international child abduction with countries that are not contracting parties under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require information on each country's efforts to prohibit international child abduction.

Requires the AG to prepare a report describing the status of each case involving a request for extradition in cases involving international kidnaping by parents.