Police in Pontypridd are appealing to a mother and father after they removed their seven-month-old child from care without the permission of the local authority.
South Wales Police says they took their child from a contact centre in Pontypridd at approximately 10am on Monday.
The man and woman involved are Gareth Roberts, 37, and Gemma Thomas, 35, both from Porth.
Officers are trying to locate them - the last sighting was in Rhydyfelin but their current location is unknown. It is believed they may attempt to travel out of the area so officers are also appealing to people living outside the area.
Anybody who may have seen them or who knows where they are should contact police immediately.