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[ tips for parents ]

Below is a list of tips for parents if your child is missing:
  • Immediately contact your local law enforcement agency. There is no waiting period to file a report on children under 18.
  • Provide the most recent color photograph of the child, along with other methods to identify your child. This may include fingerprints, hair sample, blood type and physical description, including a description of the clothes the child was wearing.
  • Report the child missing to the toll-free hotline of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 and the Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse in the Attorney General's Office at 1-800-325-5604.