What The Cards Look Like

Parent's Wallet Copy

Child's Copy

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  1. 797,500 children (younger than 18) are reported missing in a one-year period, with an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.
  2. 203,900 children were the victims of family abductions.
  3. 58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.
  4. 115 children were the victims of "stereotypical kidnapping."


When considering whether to get an ID card for your child, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recommends checking with your local law enforcement agency.  Various Law Enforcement Agencies provide this FREE service to the community at a variety of events throughout the year.

  1. How can I find/host a MY ID CLUB event?
    -  If you are a parent/guardian and would like to receive a MY ID CLUB card for your child(ren), visit our
    Event Schedule page to locate an event in your area.
    -  If you are an organization/school looking to host a MY ID CLUB event, please visit our Request an Event Page.

  2. Is the information stored in a central database?
    -  NO, the card is designed to be used by children, parents and/or guardians.  We do not retain any information.

  3. How often should I update my child(ren)'s photograph?
    -  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children encourages every family to have a current head and shoulders color photograph for their child(ren)'s identification in which the face is cleary visible.  Photographs and descriptive information should be updated every six months or more often if the child's appearance changes such as due to loss of tooth, or a change in hairstyle.

  4. Should I or my child carry the MY ID CLUB card?
    -  In 2012, we introduced a new card that has a child's copy and removable parent's wallet copy.  We recommend that the child's card be placed in a secure pocket in their backpack or somewhere else where they can get to it in an emergency, but not lose it.  The child's copy can also be passed to another trusted adult who may have your child for the day, etc.  The Parent's copy should be kept in your wallet, available for immediate use, if necessary.