I lost a baby, and when I got him back he was a toddler

The child was returned thanks in large part to a national clearinghouse that employs the latest technology to locate missing kids

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Each year more than three-quarters of a million children under age 18 disappear. Some are runaways, some are abducted by a non-custodial parent, others are kidnapped by strangers. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a nonprofit agency in Arlington, Virginia, now employs the latest technology in locating missing children. Using high-end computers for age-progressed photographs, nationwide data banks, high-resolution faxes and more, NCMEC is a communication-coordination hub that puts computer technology to work in helping to solve a major social problem.

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