Where Is Collin Gosselin?: What We Know About Kate & Jon's 'Missing' Son

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It's pretty crazy that Jon and Kate Gosselin's sextuplets are now 14. Although we've seen all eight of the Gosselin kids grow up right before our eyes on television and social media, there is one kid in particular whom fans are always asking about. Collin Gosselin, one of Jon and Kate's three sons, has been MIA in recent years, and people are constantly curious about what the heck happened to him. 

  • Kate recently shared a pic of her kids, honoring her sextuplets' birthday. Collin, however, was noticeably missing.

    A lot of her Instagram comments expressed sadness over the empty chair, with many wondering if Collin will ever return to live with his family.

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  • In fact, Collin has been missing from photos for a long time now -- other than occasional throwbacks that Kate posts.

  • Sadly, he missed out on last year's birthday activities as well. 

    When the kids' birthday celebration was featured on an episode of Kate Plus 8, fans expressed great concern about Collin's absence across social media. 

  • So, where is he? Well, in 2016, Kate enrolled him in a program that assists children with special needs.

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    Kate previously revealed that Collin has special needs and put him in a program to help with his learning and behavioral issues. 

    In an interview with People from August 2016, Kate said: 

    "[There's] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things. This has been a struggle we've had for a very long time, and it's one I've dealt with on my own. I've felt very alone in this. By the same token, it's not something that has only impacted me or him -- our entire family has been impacted."

  • In November 2016, Jon told Entertainment Tonight that he doesn't even know where Collin is.

    "I have an idea where he is but I don't really know where he is," Jon told ET about not knowing where Collin is. According to him, Kate refused to tell him and ignored his texts about it.

  • Kate has given some updates here and there on Collin's situation, but she doesn't go into much detail about it.

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    Also that November, Kate told Extra that Collin was "chugging along."

    She continued: "It's a family experience that we are dealing the best we can with. Everyone's got their stuff. Another bump in the road and we're all doing the best that we can with it."

  • The last episode of Kate Plus 8 where Collin was present was in January 2017, when they had family game night. 

    Collin didn't speak much during the episode. 

  • In July 2017, a source revealed that Collin was "flourishing" thanks to the help he has been receiving. 

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    This report about Collin doing much better was feels-worthy, but didn't sway Kate into putting her son back on TV. "Kate doesn't want Collin on camera very much because all the stimulation can be difficult for him," an unnamed source told HollywoodLife.com.

    The source continued:

    "Kate decided to send him to a facility because she thought it was best for him. Now it seems that Collin is flourishing, and he's responding very well to one-on-one instruction. He definitely finds it easier to function and cope better without all the chaos that his home life entails."

  • Although there's no word on when we will be able to see Collin again, we trust that Kate is doing the best she can with the situation.

    It's understandable for fans to be concerned about Collin's whereabouts, but all that matters is that he's receiving the help and support he needs!