International Parental Child Abduction





State Clearinghouse on Missing Children

Reason to contact:

A state clearinghouse is an entity (usually law enforcement) that provides help in cases of parental child abduction.  For abductions TO the United States, they can help locate a child.  For abductions FROM the United States, they may serve as a resource to left-behind parents in filing missing person reports.

Coordinator Michigan Amber Alert Plan
Coordinator Michigan's Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
Michigan State Police MIOC
714 South Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 241-7183,1607,7-123-1593_25680_25801-93214--,00.html


Law Enforcement

Reason to contact:

Contact your local police to file a missing person's report and request that your child's name be entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer database. 

FBI Field Office
Detroit Field Office
477 Michigan Avenue, Fl. 26
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: (313) 965-2323

State Patrol
Michigan State Police
Phone:  (517) 332-2521

Department of Public Safety
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Department of Transportation
Michigan Department of Transportation
Phone: (517) 373-2090

Port Authorities

Detroit /Wayne County Port Authority
Phone: (313) 259-5091
Michigan City Port Authority
Phone: (219) 872-1712

The Hammand Port Authority
Phone: (219) 659-7678

Country-wide resources:

Removing, or attempting to remove, a child from the United States or retaining a child outside of the United States with the intent to obstruct parental rights is a Federal crime under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (18 U.S.C. 1204).  The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has jurisdictional authority for investigating Federal crimes.  FBI field offices are located throughout the U.S. and should be contacted if you have questions or believe your child has been or will be abducted outside of the United States.  To locate the FBI field office closest to you, access this link:



Reason to contact:

If you know your child is being taken to the airport as part of a possible abduction, contact the airport to request assistance.  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 as you undertake this process at or by calling 888-407-4747. 

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit/ Romulus (DTW)
Phone: (734) 247-7678
Airport Police: 734-942-5212
City of Detroit Police Department
Phone: (313) 596-2200
Fax: (313) 596-1450

Bishop International Airport, Flint (FNT)
Phone: (810) 235-6560
Fax: (810) 233-3065
Police Department
Phone: (810) 235-6560, ask for the Director of Public Safety

Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids (GRR)
Phone: (616) 233-6000
Airport Police: (616) 233-6015

Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek International Airport, Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek (AZO)
Phone: (269) 388-3668
Fax:  (269) 388-3667
Airport law Enforcement Division
Sheriff: (269) 345-3110
Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (269) 383-8821

Capital Region International Airport, Lansing (LAN)
Phone: (517) 321-6121
Fax: (517) 321-6197
Airport Authority:  (517) 321-6121
Public Safety:     (517) 321-8525
Phone: (517) 321-8525

Sawyer International Airport, Marquette/ Gwinn (SAW)
Phone: (906) 346-3308
Airport Security Staff: 906-346-9010 Extension 22
Marquette County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (906) 225-8435

MBS International Airport, Saginaw (MBS)
Phone: (989) 695.5555
Fax: (989) 695.6322
Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (989) 790-5456

Chippewa County International Airport, Sault Ste. Marie (CIU)
Phone: (906) 495-2522
Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department
Phone: (715) 726-7701


Legal Aid

Reason to contact:

If you are party to an international parental child abduction case in the United States or abroad, a legal aid organization may be able to assist you with your legal representation.  Legal aid organizations provide legal assistance for free or for a reduced charge to eligible individuals.  Eligibility is generally based on income and resource ceilings as well as restrictions 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.

Michigan Legislature

Michigan Supreme Court

Self-Help Center

Michigan Courts

State Bar of Michigan
Phone: (517) 346-6300
1-800- 968-1442
Fax: (517) 482-6248
Family Law

Michigan Office of the Attorney General

American Bar Association
Section of Family Law

Locator Service
Office of Child Support
Department of Human Services
PO Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909-7537
Phone: (517) 373-2035, in the “Search” field on the home page type
“Child Support”

Compensation Program for Crime Victims
Crime Victim Services Commission
320 South Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48933-2014
Phone: (517) 373-7373, in the “Search” field on the home page type
“Crime Victim Services Commission”

Non-Profit Organizations
Contact Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO) toll-free at 1-877-263-2620 for a referral

Non-Profit Organizations
Contact Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO) toll-free at 1-877-263-2620 for a referral


Resources for State Statutes

Reason to contact:

The resources below may be a good starting place for determining whether statutes regarding abduction prevention exist in your state.  You may want to consult the website for the Attorney General’s Office of your state or with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state.  (Please note: the resources below may not be current and may change at any time.  They are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended to consist of legal advice).

Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA) – Enactment by state

Family Abduction: Prevention and Response (6th Ed)