State Clearinghouse on Missing Children

Reason to contact:
A state clearinghouse is usually run by law enforcement.   It provides help in cases of parental child abduction.  For abductions from another country to the United States, they can help locate a child.  For abductions from the United States to another country, they can help parents in filing missing person reports.  

Alaska State Troopers 
Missing Persons Clearinghouse 
5700 East Tudor Road 
Anchorage, AK 99507 
Phone: 907-269-5038 or 800-478-9333

Search and Rescue
Alaska Search and Rescue Association
Missing and Exploited Children Resources
P.O. Box 233276
Anchorage, Alaska 99523


Law Enforcement

Reason to Contact:
Contact your local police to file a missing person's report. Ask them to enter your child's name into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. 

FBI Field Office
Achorage Field office
101 East Sixth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 276-4441

State Patrol
Division of Alaska State Troopers
Trooper Posts Contact Information
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5511
Fax: (907) 377-2059

Department of Public Safety
Alaska Department of Public Safety
Phone: (907) 269-5511

Department of Transportation
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Bureau of Investigation
Alaska Bureau of Investigation
Phone: (907) 259-5511

Port of Authority
Alaska Gasline Port Authority
P.O. Box 3144
Valdez, Alaska 99686
Phone: (907) 474-2011
Fax: (907) 474-2001

Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Phone: (907) 755-4848
Fax: (907) 755-4849

Nationwide resources:
Taking a child from the United States, or attempting to, is a federal crime. So is keeping a child outside of the United States to block parental rights. These acts are crimes under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (18 U.S.C. 1204). The FBI has jurisdictional authority to investigate federal crimes. If you have questions or believe someone has abducted your child outside of the United States or is planning to do so, contact a FBI field office in the United States. To find the FBI field office nearest to you, use this link:



Reason to Contact:
If you know your child is being taken to the airport as part of possible abduction, contact the airport for help. You should have copies of all custody and legal documents ready to send by email or fax, if needed. You can contact the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues to assist you with this process. You can reach them at or by calling 888-407-4747.



Legal Assistance

Reason to Contact:
If you are involved in an international parental child abduction case in the United States or abroad, a legal aid group may be able to help you with your legal representation. Legal aid organizations provide free legal help or help at a low cost to eligible individuals. Eligibility is mainly based on income and resource limits. There are also rules on the types of cases they will take. 

For information about legal aid and other legal referral resources, visit

Follow the prompts for the particular state in which you are seeking legal services.

Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Phone: 907-264-0851 or 866-279-0851 

The Alaska State Legislature 
Phone: 800-478-4648 

Alaska Court System 
Alaska Court Directory 

Alaska Bar Association 
Phone: 907-272-7469 


Alaska Department of Law 
1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-5100

Locator Service 
Child Support Services Division
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 310
Anchorage, AK 99501-6699
Phone: 907-269-6900 or 1-800-478-3300 

Compensation Program for Crime Victims 
Violent Crimes Compensation Board 
PO Box 110230 
Juneau, AK 99811-0230 
Phone: 907-465-3040


Resource for State Statutes

Reason to Contact:
The resource below may help you determine your state custody laws and if your state has laws on abduction prevention. You may also want to consult the Attorney General’s Office website of your state or contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. (Please note: the resource below may not be current and may change at any time. This resource is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Non-Profit Organization
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 125
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-224-2150  

Last Updated: April 3, 2024