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Kansas Foster Care System Overwhelmed as Even More Kids Flood In

A kid-friendly room in KVC's Topeka office is decorated with a space theme. The contractor is used to having kids hanging out in kid-friendly spaces of its offices, but is still adjusting to a growing number of children spending nights there. (Photo by Madeline Fox / Kansas News Service)

In the past year, the Kansas foster care system has made quite a few headlines -- and not the heart-warming kind.  Kids going missing. Children harmed in state custody. Documents in critical child welfare cases shredded. And as Madeline Fox of the Kansas News Service explains, in 2018, kids are still sleeping in the offices of foster care contractors. 

Read more about this story. And follow Madeline Fox on Twitter @maddycfox.

The Kansas News Service is a collaboration covering health, education, and politics across the state.  

Over the next year, the Kansas News Service will be looking closely at the failings of the Kansas foster care system, and what’s being done to fix it as the Department for Children and Families is revamped and a legislative task force works to find solutions.  


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