Since President Donald Trump adopted the policy of separating undocumented immigrants by deporting them and leaving their children to stay in the U.S, the kids who are automatically meant to live without their parents are being sent to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The ORR has publicly admitted that it can not account for the whereabouts of 1,475 immigrant children out of over 7,000 children supposedly placed into the homes of a sponsor or guardian. The ORR was tasked between in 2017 with checking on the welfare of over 7,000 children supposedly placed into the homes of a sponsor or guardian.
There are conflicting but unconfirmed reports that the missing children have been illegally adopted or sold to people who are either not able to give birth or are just not willing to go through the rigorous strains of keeping up with pregnancy. In 2016, Washington Post reported that overwhelmed federal officials mistakenly released immigrant teens to traffickers in 2014 and the traffickers threatened to kill the kids if they try to escape.