Convoy for Kali 1995
CMC Parent Advocacy Meeting 1995
P.A.R.E.N.T. Meeting 1997
European Office Opens 1998
CMC Parent Advocacy Meeting 1999
CMC European Parent Advocacy Meeting 2000
CMC Board Meeting 2004
New European Office Opens 2012
The Committee for Missing Children was formed as a "committee" of interested people within the school supply industry. (NSSEA) The Committee was made up of twenty advisors who would meet to suggest ways to implement photo distribution within the school supply industry. The first formal meeting of the Committee for Missing Children was held in Nashville, TN at the Fall NSSEA trade show.
The Committee has continued to attend NSSEA meetings and has had displays there from 1992-2001. Photos
The Committee for Missing Children started to sign up partners
in 1992, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
We have 32 photo partners as of today.
The Press of Ohio produced our first large posters which
were donated to the National Center. To date we have produced 37 large 18 x 28 inch
posters which have been sent all over the world.
We have printed these large posters for seven different non-profits
through out the US as well as France, Switzerland and Belgium.
In May, 1995 the Committee for
Missing Children traveled to Rochester, New York to take part
in the "Convoy for Kali" to support Judy Gifford's efforts to find her child.
The trip had scheduled media
stops in several major cities along the way. Our arrival in Washington
was to coincide with Missing Children's Day. We all were invited
to attend the events sponsored by the Justice Department and
the Attorney General. Photos
In November, 1995 the Committee
for Missing Children held the first Parent Advocacy Meeting in
Las Vegas, Nevada. Photos
Advocating for Recovery through Education by Networking Together)
was started by
Maureen Dabbagh after her daughter Nadia was abducted to Syria
by her former husband, and held its first meeting in 1997
Washington, DC. We have attended all four meetings (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000).
In August of 1998, The Committee for Missing Children hired Ms.
Lops to set up a European office for the Committee. Photos
In 1999, the Committee for Missing Children was invited to attend
a meeting of the European NGO's. The meeting was sponsored by
REUNITE, a child advocacy organization, based in London. We were
the only non-profit invited from America.
In August of 1999, the Committee for Missing Children held the
second Parent Advocacy meeting in Washington, DC. Twenty-five
parents of missing children and thirty agencies and other non-profit
child find groups were in attendance. This was the largest meeting of its
kind ever held. Photos
In 2000, the Committee for Missing Children in conjunction
with its European office held the first ever parent advocacy
meeting in Langenselbold, Germany. Photos
In 2001, the Committee for Missing Children's website
went online at www.findthekids.org. Work
continues on our web site, which
continues to be the largest educational/reference site on
missing and abducted children world wide.
The CMC Board held
their Spring 2004
Board of Directors meeting at our office in Langenselbold, Germany. Photos
2012, The Committee for Missing Children/Europe moved to larger quarters. With the case load almost tripling in the last ten years it
became necessary to acquire additional space. We continue to have parents of abducted children stay with us while
litigating the return of their children. Photos
On May 19, 2013, The Committee for Missing Children/US and The Committee for Missing Children/Europe in conjunction with Andrea Miller-Liebert
with lieberty-design. and Jürgen Nitschke will have a day-long fund raising event in Untergruppenbach, Germany. The event was the idea of Andrea
and will be held out side Jurgen's store and will be similar to a mini Oktoberfest. We will have music and events for the children. Pictures
will be posted following the event.
When we look at the history of our organization, we would be remiss if we didn't include the children we were able to bring home; after all, that is the reason our charity exists.
Starting in 1991, the Committee for Missing Children has been instrumental in reuniting many children with
their left-behind parents. When it comes to recovering and returning missing and abducted children,
2003-2012 were the most productive years in our history. We would like to share with you some of our successes.