Kansas foster care on the right path

When fewer children need foster care, it indicates that effective prevention services are in place, and the system can better serve those children who truly need it.

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September 14, 2021 - 9:44 AM

Children who enter foster care due to child abuse, neglect or other challenges deserve to be safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community. At KVC Kansas, we’ve provided foster care case management for 25 years and are passionate about child and family wellbeing. 

While the number of children in foster care has declined from an all-time high of 7,687 children to 6,845, we still have a long way to go. From 2012 to 2018, the number of children in care increased by 2,500 youth or nearly 50%. How did we get here and what’s the best way forward?

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