Each year, 200,000 children in the US are abducted by relatives.
Last year, two thousand children were abducted into and out of the US.
These and similar statistics are only on the rise.
The Office of Children’s Issues in the Department of State is responsible for resolving child custody jurisdiction cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Read more in this Briefing on National Missing Children’s Day.