Why would someone not claim child support money the baby's mother has 2000 sitting in Jeff City MO and has not claimed any of it?

If they don't feel like they need it then they may feel guilty taking it. They may feel that the money would be needed more by somebody else.

Unfortunately for the baby, some people do not understand that child support and visitation are two distinct and separate things. Neither one has anything to do with the other one. Some women believe that if they do not accept the child support money mandated by the court for raising their child, the man cannot claim visitation rights to his son or daughter.