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.
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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.