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NSSEA Meetings


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


Success Stories

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

P.A.R.E.N.T. (Parents 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. Photos


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