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.

Oregon State Police
Missing Children Clearinghouse, 4th Floor
255 Capitol St. N.E.
Salem, OR  97310
Phone: (503) 934-0188
1-800-282-7155 (in-state only)
Fax: (503) 363-5475


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
Portland Field Office
9109 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 224-4181
Fax: (503) 460-8088

State Patrol
Oregon State Police
Phone: (503) 378-3720
Fax: (503) 378-8282

Department of Public Safety
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Phone: (503) 378-2100
Fax: (503) 378-3306      

Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of Transportation
Phone: 1-888-275-6368
Fax: (503) 986-3432
Port Authorities

Port of Portland
Phone: (503) 415-6000

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Phone: (541) 267-7678  
Fax: (541) 269-1475

Port of Toledo
Phone: (541)336-5207
Fax: (541) 336-5160
For after hours emergencies call Toledo Police:
Phone: (541) 336-5555

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. 

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Medford (MFR)
1000 Terminal Loop Parkway
Medford, Oregon 97504
Passenger Information: (541) 772-8068
Administration Office: (541) 776-7222
Administration Fax: (541) 776-7223
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (850) 482-9624
Fax: (850) 482-9017

Portland International Airport, Portland (PDX) (*principal point of entry)
7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 460-4040
Lost & Found: (503) 460-4272
Port of Portland Police Department
Phone: 503-460-4221
For airport emergencies only: (503) 460-4000
Fax: (503) 460-4265  


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.

Oregon State Legislature

Oregon Courts: Oregon Judicial Department
Phone: (503) 986-5500
Fax: (503) 986-5503
TTY: (503) 986-5504
Family Law

Oregon Supreme Court
Phone: (503) 986-5555
Fax: (503) 986-5730
TTY: (503) 986-5561

Oregon State Bar
Phone: (503) 620-0222
1-800-452-8260 In-state only
Fax: (503) 684-1366
Family Law Resource Page

Oregon Department of Justice
Phone: (503) 378-4400

Locator Service
Division of Child Support
Oregon Department of Justice
494 State Street, Suite 300
Salem, OR 97301-6158
Phone: (503) 986-6166
Fax: (503) 986-6158

Compensation Program For Crime Victims
Crime Victims Compensation Program
Department of Justice
1162 Court Street, Northeast
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Phone: (503) 378-5348
TDD: (503) 378-5938
Fax: (503) 378-5738

Non-Profit Organizations

Tommy Foundation
PO Box 662
Phoenix, OR 97535
Phone: 541-535-5184

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)

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