Often parents that have lost sight of their child just for a few moments can go bonkers from worry; imagine then, the state of Fernando Morin and Auboni Champion-Morin, whose child disappeared in 2003, when he was just 8 months old and was rediscovered when he was 8-years-old, reports Houston Chronicle.
The child, Miguel Morin, after becoming separated from his biological parents, was allegedly kidnapped by the former baby sitter and godmother, Krystle Tanner.
As the parents, Fernando Morin and Auboni Champion-Morin, are reunited with Miguel Morin, a judge has ruled that all parties require therarpy. This is because the child doesn't know he was separated from his biological family.
And then there is the issue of whether or not the Morin family actually gave away their children back in 2003.
In other words, it is a big, complicated family dust up that the family courts and Texas' Department of Family and Protective Services must take care of together.
Protective Services often has to take difficult cases like this on a regular basis. Generally, it will try to evaluate whether or not a child is in a dangerous or abusive environment. And the Service sometimes relies upon neighbors and Good Samaritans to help it locate lost children and cases of neglect.
All states provide a toll free hotline -- the one in Texas is here -- so that people can advise about the apparent or suspected neglect of a child.
For more information on child abuse and where to find an attorney that can potentially help locate an abducted child, please see the resources provided below.