March 13th, 2011

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Police Procedures when a runaway returns, Child custody.

Setting: Ohio
Time Fame: Present

I'm writing a fan fiction where a teenager runs away from home and returns a year later with a child with him. Of course they would need to talk to police to inform them of his return, so my question is, What would they ask him? Would they want to see a birth certificate to prove the child is his? If he can't provide it at that moment, would they take the child? (Her birth certificate was lost when they were robbed)

Google searches - "Police Procedures when a runaway returns" "Police Procedures when runaways return" Mostly I was getting missing persons cases and what to do with runaway children.