empowering individuals

Around the world through AI technology as a self service tool
to find and reconnect with their families.

FMP has created a simple yet effective way for individuals to safely locate and reunite with their families.

Step 1

Individuals input information of a individual and/or of their family members on our secure and confidential website.

Step 2

Upon submission, our website then searches all entries for a match.

Step 3

Once a potential link to his/her family is found, a notification is made, our platform gives an output — ultimately paving the way for the families to reunite.

We believe that no child should have to experience parental child abduction.

Children who grow up in single-parent homes or who are abducted by one of their parents struggle with a number of socio-economic and psychological issues. They are at-risk for emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. They are more likely to suffer from poverty, limiting their access to quality education and health services. Research shows that children and adults who’ve suffered from child parental abduction also experience psychological issues and generational trauma as they’re robbed of half of their identity — sometimes losing an entire culture, language, and the support of extended family.

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Children Affected Globally

Find My Parent is committed to raising awareness globally on the following issues: kidnapping, child abuse, parental child abduction, parental alienation and human trafficking.

While the database is in English, Spanish, Danish and Japanese currently, our team is working hard to expand our global reach by translating the website and database so it’s available in 20 of the most commonly spoken languages. We work hand-in-hand with our partners around the world advocating for effective policy changes to ensure that each and every missing child is reunited with their families as quickly as possible.

Our Founder's Story

Founder and CEO, Enrique Gutierrez knows the pain of children and parents being separated. Getting divorced in Japan resulted in Enrique having his beautiful daughter, Meline, kidnapped from him. Due to the sole custody laws and zero enforcement of visitation rights, Enrique has not seen nor heard from his daughter or ex-wife for the past two years. Even worse, Meline has no way to look for Enrique. Enrique realized that his daughter should have the ability to try to reach out to him and this prompted Enrique to found Find My Parent.

Enrique’s story is not unique in Japan - there are over 3 million similar cases in Japan alone. Children and parents are routinely separated at borders, such as that of the United States and Mexico, with no way for children and parents to find each other again. Incidences of parental child abduction have grown as the world becomes more connected and international marriages become more common. A large number of children are also abducted by a parent domestically - many of these cases are never even reported.

Our Knowledge Base

Created and curated to help you with every doubt, question and support you need with parental alienation and abduction.

Child Abduction

Children Missing from Care: 2019 Update

As more state care agencies comply with the 2014 “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act,”1 which requires these agencies to report any children missing from their care, not only to law enforcement but also to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), we learn more and more about the children who go missing from state care. Analyzing these missing incidents, both before the act was passed and years after, differences began to emerge regarding the characteristics of the missing children and their circumstances. This report delves into the differences between two time periods. This update primarily focuses on the fiscal years between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 20192. When relevant, this time period is compared to data from the preceding five fiscal years between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2017. Therefore, this provides a snapshot of the circumstances faced by children missing from care. Of note, in the earlier time frame, there were more black children reported missing from care than any other racial group. In FY 2017 – 2019 white children (37%) were reported missing from care more than any group, followed by black children (33%) and Hispanic children (15%). In the most recent time period, there was an increase in Hispanic children reported missing from care (16%), compared to the earlier analysis (14%). Additionally, children reported missing in the 2017-2019 data set had slightly shorter missing durations than children reported missing in the 2012-2016 data set.

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Child Abduction

An Analysis of Missing Male Victims of Child Sex Trafficking (CST)

There are many unknowns in child sex trafficking (CST), notably the exact number of child victims whoexist in the United States. Male1 victims of child sex trafficking have been, and remain, a bigger unknown. There is a commonly perpetuated belief that victims of child sex trafficking are almost exclusively female. Though males may comprise a smaller proportion of victims, their numbers are significant, and they frequently face other endangerments. An even smaller proportion of child sex trafficking victims include transgender females, or individuals who identify as female but were assigned male at birth.This analysis describes a subset of male victims of child sex trafficking by analyzing males who werereported missing to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and were at high risk of being victims or were known to be victims at the time they were missing. Furthermore, only males who were reported missing to NCMEC between 2013 and 2017 were included in this analysis. Incidents involving males made up 5% of all possible CST missing incidents reported to NCMEC during the timeframe. However, external research has increasingly found that there are more male victims of CST than previously assumed. In some cases, studies have mentioned that the number of males and females is likely similar (Development Service Group, Inc, 20142 & Walker, 20133). In a 2016 Department of Health and Human Services study, 34.4% of surveyed males between the ages of 14 and 21 experiencing homelessness reported exchanging sex for something of value, including a place to stay, money, food, protection and drugs

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You're Double Podcast

30: A Conversation with Prof. Takeshi Hamano on Japan, Sole Custody, History and Much More (Feat Enrique, Find My Parent)

We have been talking to lots of parents who have gone through parental abduction and alienation, especially in Japan. So,we thought that it will be …

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29: Japan is the Blackhole of Child Abduction and US is Enabling Japan – James Cook, Left Behind Parent

In this episode of You’re Double Podcast, we are speaking to James Cook whose children was abducted to Japan in 2014. If you just google …

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28: Getting Back Your Children from Japan – Rachel Endo, Left Behind Parent (Japan)

In this episode of You’re Double Podcast, we are speaking to Rachel Endo. Her story is somewhat unique when it comes to this podcast as …

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My Son’s Abduction to Thailand, Hague Convention, Japan and more – Kris von Habsburg, Left Behind Parent

In this episode of You’re double podcast we are speaking to Kris who is from Netherlands and he has an extensive legal experience especially nationality …

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Demanding Change From Japan – Deanielle Dawra, Co-Founder of Find My Parent

In this episode of You’re Double Podcast, we talk to Deanielle Dawra, who is the co founder and Director of Advocacy for Find My Parent. …

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Por Caro hasta el fin del Mundo – Carlos Salgado cuenta su historia

Hoy vamos a Hablar con Carlos Salgado y un padre que no ve a su hija hace años porque fue secuestrada por su ex esposa y llevada a Kirguistán, un país asiatico que ignora las demandas de los tribunales españoles y le prohibió la entrada a Carlos. 

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“Japanese Government, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers Don’t Care about Children” – Emi, Left Behind Parent from Japan

This episode is about a Japanese mum who had her kids abducted by her ex husband, and then was tricked by her ex-husband’s lawyer to …

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For My Daughter, Meline (with Enrique Gutierrez, Founder of Find My Parent) – Part 2

This is the second part of a three part episode. If you listen to the first episode, you will see that we stopped that episode at the part where he realized his ex wife was cheating on him. But this story is not just about infidelity but its about parental alienation and abduction. It’s about the suffering a parent goes through when these things happen.

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Para mi hija Meline, con Enrique Gutierrez – Fundador de Find My Parent

Mientras que en findmyparent.org desarrollamos tecnología para reunir a padres e hijos separados, también es necesario hacer énfasis en los efectos que tiene la sustracción de menores y la alienación parental en los niños, e intentar dilucidar sus posibles causas. 

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Glen Wood – Father who sued Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in Tokyo, Japan for Paternity Harassment

In this episode of you’re double podcast, Enrique, the founder of Find My Parent and I speak to Glen Wood. Glen is a Canadian native and former equity sales manager at the Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in Japan who has been fighting for the past five years to gain justice for his paternity harassment case.

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