When dealing with an unreported missing person, each case is different. On the surface, the ultimate goal would appear to be reunification of the missing person with his or her family, but sometimes that is not possible, for a variety of reasons. The missing person may be deceased when found, or the family may not have the ability or the desire to care for the person based on his or her needs. Or it just may not be realistic for the lost person to simply come home. We encourage every family in crisis to review our Family Resource Guide that includes our Now What? Recovery Planning guide which can be found on the Is Someone Lost page.