60% of all child sex trafficking victims have histories in the child welfare system. Children without families to make them feel loved and cared for are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to millions of people around the world. No matter where you live, chances are it's happening nearby. From the girl forced into prostitution at a truck stop because of addiction, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom. Children's Lantern stands in the gap, building strong foster families and protecting survivors.