“The Other Missing Kids” by Tony Loftis

The article referenced in my title is so great and right on target. I have been personally very blessed by Take Root, as it was amazing to finally (and very unexpectedly) find a community of people who understood me! They are doing such great work, and I am hopeful for the future of missing child recovery. Perhaps through the perseverance of Take Root, child recovery services will actually help missing children recover!

When people think about missing children, images of scary white vans and bus stop grabs rush through their heads. But for most abducted children, it is a parent’s car, not a scary van that rips them from everything they have ever known. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that more than 203,000 children were victims of family abductions in 2002 alone. It is easy for some to dismiss parental or family abduction as a tiff between parents, or a disagreement over custody issues. It is also easy to assume that the child is safe because he is with a parent. But family abductions are just that —abductions. They wreak havoc on the psyche of young children and devastate lives.

Please take the time to read the full post here.

 

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