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Found Child

Found Child
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This would end the notion that the children on the missing child flyers never get found. It would give closure to the millions of people that recieve the missing child flyers and wonder if little Bobby ever got found. It would prove to the public that this system actualy works and give hope of finding a missing child. This information would be printed and mailed on the same style postcard as the missing children flyers, this would connect the two and show the effectiveness of the missing child flyers.
bretts, Nov 10 2003

List of missing child cases includes a status indicator http://www.gomcs.or...-canada.htm#British
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       //this// - what?
dobtabulous, Nov 10 2003

       I like this idea very much. Plus, if you collect a matching set of a Lost Child and Found Child, you can send them in for a coupon for a free quart of milk. Kind of incents you to hold on to the children's pictures a while longer.
phundug, Nov 10 2003

       //I like this idea very much//   

       -eh? What idea? All it says is "found child" and then describes the advantages of 'it'. What is the idea?
dobtabulous, Nov 10 2003

       I don't. I understand that using news to alert people to the finding of a previously missing child is a good thing and would have positive repercussions, but I still don't get what the half-baked idea is. Is it about how this news is disseminated, or created, or the timing of it, or what? Doesn't the news already follow-up reports of missing children when they are found? The sheer weight of my annotations here makes this sound like a rant but I'm not complaining about the idea, I'm just curious about what it is?
dobtabulous, Nov 10 2003

       This would be a great idea! It seems that the only 'found children' cases that get publicized are the ones where the children are dead or the parents were rich enough to publicize them in the first place.
flamingcrackmonkey, Nov 10 2003

       Missing children playingcards? ... maybe not
Letsbuildafort, Nov 10 2003

       Hmm. The world would feel a slightly safer place. Not sure of its practical value, but sentimentality gets the best of me. +
k_sra, Nov 10 2003

       this is such a philanthropic idea it gets me right *here* <wipes away tear> +
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003

       <sniff> Me, too
The Kat, Nov 10 2003

       Eeven in the federal tax info, there are now lost children. Some have been lost a long time and get age enhanced so you can see what they might look like now. I too wonder: do they get found? What happened to them? Are they living perfectly happy lives with the parent that abducted them? Did they run off with their older boyfirend and are living in a trailer somewhere? On America's Most Wanted they let you know what happened with the crooks on previous shows. Not so with the missing kids. In fact, if the federales are in the act, one would think they must have a clearinghouse somewhere.
bungston, Nov 10 2003

       exposure for found children is exposure missing children are missing out on.
BillyBoy, Nov 10 2003

       Fine for [BillyBoy] to say - he had a freaking song written about him when he went missing.
bungston, Nov 10 2003

       It would certainly prove whether those "age-rendered" photographs are accurate or not. Come to think of it, that might be why they *don't* do this.
Overpanic, Nov 11 2003


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