Recover Missing Children in Maryland
Recover a Missing Child who has run away or has been taken by one parent from the other.
At the Committee for Missing Children, it is our goal to help parents, children, and families reunite with one another. We understand that the experience of being a left-behind parent can be terrifying and stressful, and we work hard to provide access to a wide variety of resources that can help parents find their missing children.
We have a long history of actively supporting parents and law enforcement in the return of missing and abducted children, as well as advocating for changes to the existing statues to make it easier to facilitate the return of these children.
Finally, at The Committee for Missing Children, we can also provide families with assistance when it comes to travel expenses. This could include plane tickets, hotel rooms, and taxis that may be required when parents travel to fight for their children. We understand that this can be a scary situation. It is our honor to be there for parents every step of the way.
Resources We Recommend
Missing Children Clearinghouse
Maryland State Police
Custodial & Parental Abduction
- Custody of Children Family Law 9-101: “In any custody or visitation proceeding, if the court has reasonable grounds to believe that a child has been abused or neglected by a party to the proceeding, the court shall determine whether abuse or neglect is likely to occur if custody or visitation rights are granted to the party.”
- Parental Abduction, Family Law 9-304: “In any custody or visitation proceeding, if the court has reasonable grounds to believe that a child has been abused or neglected by a party to the proceeding, the court shall determine whether abuse or neglect is likely to occur if custody or visitation rights are granted to the party.”
- (1) abduct, take, or carry away the child from the lawful custodian to a place within this State;
- (2) having acquired lawful possession of the child, detain the child within this State for more than 48 hours after the lawful custodian demands that the child be returned;
- (3) harbor or hide the child within this State, knowing that possession of the child was obtained by another relative in violation of this section; or
- (4) act as an accessory to an act prohibited by this section.”
- Statute on Missing Children, Family Law 9-401:
- (a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
- (b) “Law enforcement agency” means a State, county, or municipal police department or agency, or a sheriff’s department.
- (c) “Missing child” means a person who is:
- (1) under the age of 18 years; and
- (2) the subject of a missing persons report filed with a law enforcement agency in this State and whose whereabouts are unknown.