It's an unfortunate list that just keeps growing. Eleven children from the city of Philadelphia have gone missing since the start of the year, and the month of February has not even finished.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children makes sure to get their faces into the public in the hopes that someone will recognize a child and reunite them with their family.

We've compiled photos of these missing children to bring awareness, and to help bring them home. Please take a moment to look and see if you may recognize anyone.

If you do, please contact your local law enforcement or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children through its hotline at 1-800-843-5678.


Philadelphia's Missing Children Since the Start of 2020


If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If your child is missing, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says to follow these steps:

  1. Immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
  2. After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
  3. If your child is missing from home, search through:
    • Closets.
    • Piles of laundry.
    • In and under beds.
    • Inside large appliances.
    • Vehicles – including trunks.
    • Anywhere else that a child may crawl or hide.
  4. Notify the store manager or security office if your child cannot be found when in a store. Then immediately call your local law enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action in place.

When you call law enforcement:

  • Provide law enforcement with your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and descriptions of any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.
  • Request law enforcement authorities immediately enter your child’s name and identifying information into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center Missing Person File.

Additional resources are available on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's website by clicking here.

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