My Child is Missing! A parent’s worst nightmare would be that their child is missing. Everyday children are missing from homes throughout the United States, as well as other countries. Why do kids run away? Why do non-custodial parents abduct their children? Why do perpetrators steal babies from hospitals? These questions pose a serious threat to our children. Click hereto read a PDF Guide from the Groveport Police Department to help parents understand what to do if you encounter the crisis of a missing child.