I haven’t heard of a single case (there may be some, but none I’ve followed) where the children are removed from their father when mom is missing. Not until father is arrested then the children are removed to be cared for elsewhere. It’s a sad and scary situation but think if your spouse was missing and then in addition to that trauma, your children are removed from the home. I truly hope they are safe as this is already a heartbreaking thing to go through losing your mom. Hope it is not a josh Powell situation.