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Many States do not have web pages dedicated to missing children from Foster Care. Most simply link to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) where they are  possibly one of the 935 active cases of Endangered Runaways entered into their database.  There are currently 19 children listed as this case type from Michigan (46 total missing for all case types) which represents a small percentage of the total number of children on the State Department of  Human Services site.

While Florida simply lists the names of missing children, Michigan lists the names, photo (when available) and basic vital statistics. You can only search the list alphabetically but it appears most of the children are in their teens.

According to the Flint News Journal, these are the number of children who have run away from foster care or other state placements since 2004.

These numbers compare Sept. 30 of each year:

• 2004: 275

• 2005: 281

• 2006: 242

• 2007: 242

• 2008: 215

Source: State Department of Human Services

 
These are the numbers of children listed at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for Michigan who are still missing. It doesn’t not represent the number who were reported and may have been recovered.

These numbers compare Sept. 30 of each year:

• 2004: 0

• 2005: 4

• 2006: 0

• 2007: 5

• 2008: 8

Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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