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CPS/Impact & Reunification

Some of The Problems That An Abducted Child Faces During The Abduction

1. The child does not have an opportunity to say ‘good-bye’ to neighbors, classmates, friends.
2. The child does not have the opportunity to take any of their favorite toys or any items of comfort.
3. Frequently the child is abducted in the middle of the night, being “sneaked out” to avoid detection.
4. Frequently the abductor and child are in hiding.
5. Frequently the child is not enrolled in school to avoid detection.
6. The abductor and child may move frequently, thereby depriving the abducted child of any
stability of home, new friends, etc.
7. The child may receive little or no medical and dental care.
8. The child may be suddenly placed into a new family with a step-parent and
Content written by Linda Quintana-Mansouri, CPS Consultant to Los Angeles County.

For Information and Resources:
Please contact Xiomara Flores-Holguin, Children Services Administrator, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, email: or call (213) 700-9921.