A missing child is defined specifically by a law passed in 1982, the Missing Children's Act. That law says that any person who is under 18 years old is missing when his or her whereabouts are not known to the child's legal custodian. However, the law also states that the circumstances of the child's disappearance must be indicative of the child being removed from the legal custodian's care without his or her consent, or the case must indicate that the child is being sexually exploited or abused.
On June 21, 1992, a man kidnapped his 13-month-old son. For the next two decades, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies searched for the man. Now, 58 years old, the man was arrested on June 12 in New York, according to the special agent in charge of the San Antonio FBI office.
Maintaining child custody agreements after a divorce can be challenging for parents, particularly if they don't get along. However, since studies have found that shared custody is usually best for the children, parents owe it to their children to put aside their feelings toward one another and commit to a positive shared custody situation.