800,000 children are reported missing every year in the U.S., roughly 2,000 a day. The majority of these kids are abducted by a species known as the Lamia, creatures masquerading as humans who kidnap and devour children. They have been operating in the shadows for many centuries, pretending to be human in order to hide their true nature. However, they are disorganized and work independently. Recent technological developments, a modern police force, and laws designed to protect children have made it more difficult to secure their food source. Gone are the days in which humans would post pictures of missing kids on milkboxes. The opportunistic, snatch and grab battle for prey isn't going to work in the new age. Therefore, a group of Lamia have decided to come together and bring their brethren under one umbrella, securing a steady supply of food and maintaining their secrecy.
Baby farming was a European practice in Victoria-age Britain.The idea is that farming children for food would guarantee a steady supply of meat, removing the need to hunt and risk exposing themselves. Stored embryos in cryopreservation would be procured for the purposes of implantation, while sperm and egg cells would also be unknowingly taken from the population for future use. Illegal immigrants, destitute and desiring passage to the states, would be paid to serve as surrogates to serve a contractual term. Once the child is born, they would be raised to a the beginning stage of puberty, about 9 or 10 years. These products will be untraceable and unknown to the authorities, so would not be missed. At a certain point, the child will be sold to the highest bidder and then devoured.
This all sounds easy on paper but is a process that involves multiple industries going on at once, from smuggling illegals across countey borders, to room and board, to medical facilicities for housing equipment. All the while maintaining secrecy and avoiding governmental agencies. I need to figure out the logistics of such a complex operation in order to make this organization run smoothly. What would I need to make this work?