Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Traveling with children to visit relatives over Thanksgiving is a standard part of the holiday for most families as is the Black Friday shopping adventure.  It is also a time when airports, train and bus stations roadside travel centers and malls are at their busiest – and children can get separated from family members easily.  Therefore, I’d like to take the time to remind parents to remain vigilant while on-the-go and to create an up-to-date identification kit in case a child gets lost or is missing.

Keep a close eye on kids in crowded areas.

The Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children has a free printable identification kit and a free online registry to assist with developing a child identification kit for your child.  

The Laura Recovery Center encourages families to include two sets of information, as listed below, for whichever type of identification kit you choose use:

  • A recent, representational, head and shoulders picture
  • Complete Name, Sex, Height, Weight, Race, Eye Color, Hair Color
  • Whether your child wears glasses and / or braces
  • Distinguishing Marks such as scars, tattoos, body piercings, and birthmarks
  • Fingerprints
  • Any medical issues or disabilities

The following information will be useful to you, your family, and to law
enforcement if your child does become missing:

  • Description of jewelry
  • Complete address
  • Child’s E-mail address, phone, web pages and web accounts
  • Child’s drivers license number, car description and plates
  • A list of your child’s friends and contact information for them
  • Names, address, and all contact (home, office)
    information for both parents
  • Names, addresses, and contact information for guardians or other
    trusted adults in your Child’s life (Scout leader, Clergy, …)
  • Medical information, any special needs, location of medical, dental,
    DNA, and fingerprint records
  • Any other information that you would like available should your child
    ever be missing.
Of course, these identification kits can be helpful for all your family travels.  Have a safe holiday! 
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2 comments on “Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Hi Sylvia –
      If you are referring to The Tourist Baby – yes, we do have a Facebook page – and we have a “like” button here – be sure to look for us under our full name: The Tourist Baby. The Laura Recovery Center also has a page listed under non-profits with the full name Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children.

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