Federal parent locator is a service operated by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. The federal parent locator is used to enforce child custody and child support decrees in all states by locating the absent parent. It help the states to locate parents in order to obtain child support payments. It is also used in cases of parental kidnapping related to custody and visitation determinations. Federal parent locator uses Social Security, internal revenue, and military records to locate absentee parents.