You will need to file a counterclaim to her custody complaint with this information in it and ask the court for custody/visitation of the children.
If you believe the mother has left the State of NC with the children, you can file for an emergency ex parte custody order.
In the meantime, document everything: all of your attempts to contact the children, to ask where the children are living, her responses, etc.
It is considered parental kidnapping if one parent is willfully violating/interfering with the custodial rights of the other parent. For more detailed information on this topic, check out our article Parental Kidnapping in North Carolina.
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