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Kansas Kids Lost In Foster Care Shuffle

The DuBree family of Emporia has opened their home to more than a dozen foster children in Kansas and in Texas. (Photo Illustration: Kansas News Service)

Any child who’s been taken from their home has been through something traumatic. Kids often react with behavior that’s confusing and sometimes frightening for foster parents and adoptive families. In Kansas, the child welfare system is critically strained and the therapy some kids need is often interrupted. Madeline Fox of the Kansas News Service has this look at some of the problems in the state’s foster care system.

The Kansas News Service is a collaboration covering health, education, and politics across the state. This year, the Kansas News Service is documenting the failings of the child welfare system in Kansas, and what’s being done to fix it as the Department for Children and Families is revamped and a legislative task force searches for solutions.


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