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Reunification Assistance


NCMEC assists many families, like the one above, reconnect and rebuild after reunification.

When children are recovered, many families need assistance reintegrating them back into the home. This assistance can be immediate and temporary, or long term. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® can help families find skilled therapists who are available during every stage of reconnecting and rebuilding, whether it’s at the airport as the child is getting off of a plane or months later. For information regarding reunification contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).

Travel assistance

The Victim Reunification Travel Program funds international travel for a missing child’s parent or guardian to attend a custody hearing or be reunited with a child located in another country when the family cannot pay to travel. To learn if you qualify for this program, please call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) and ask to speak with the Family Advocacy Division. Travel assistance also may be available for parents or guardians who need travel assistance within the United States to be reunited with a recovered child. For more information about domestic travel assistance, contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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