In the US every year there are more than 50,000 abductions of children by non-family members and roughly three-quarters of these are of girls under the age of 18. In many of these cases the children are sexually or physically harmed in some way. For these kids and there families the road to recovery can be a long one after they are reunited with their families. In many areas there is no real support structure in place to help families deal with the emotions that come from this horrible chapter in their lives. Of course recovering the child as quickly as possible can reduce the amount of time the child is with the abductor so by using a gps child locator parents can narrow the potential for serious harm coming to their child.