Fear. Greed. Habit. I take it you meant: "What systems keep religion in place?"
take a dump
It means that Communist leaders would rather take narcotics than go to church.
Generally, they would go take the father to court and claim for custody (protection/safeguarding) over the children.
No, you can not, that would be kidnapping.
It depends on the mother's opinion on the relationship. If the mother approves of the relationship, the father might as well take their children. But it is always safe that the mother knows where their kids are.
No he can not.
If she has custody of the kids. Legal custody.
Not if the mother is in the childern's lives. If you married the father then the children cme along too, you are now the step-mother and have to take that responsibility if it is given to you.
It is the duty of the mother as she has the care and control of the child.
Yes, by court ruling. However if the child is taken by the mother to her home country, that country has the rule
NO. only if the mother is unfit.
Take him back to court.
If the father and mother are not married, the father's name is not on the birth certificate, and there is no custody agreement in place, the mother may take the child out of state. Otherwise, there would be legal consequences.
A father can take his child with him if he can prove that the mother is unstable or unfit to care for the child. Also, the mother can give him her permission to take the child.