A parent’s worst nightmare is that their child is missing. Everyday children go 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. Read the Missing Child Guide (PDF) from the Groveport Police Department, made to help parents understand what to do if you encounter the crisis of a missing child.