Foster families, youth formerly in care and foster family staff are essential to the child welfare system. Thank you to those who have offered to share their stories of inspiration, encouragement and hope.

The Importance of Fostering Older Youth by Alexandria Ware

January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Alexandria Ware is a graduate student at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa pursuing a Master’s Degree in Development and Family Science. [...]

Encouraging Children in Foster Care During the Holiday Season by Julie White

December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Julie White is a Foster Care Home Recruiter for Saint Francis Community Services and has been a foster parent [...]

Why Children in Foster Care Struggle with Family Loyalty, and How You Can Help by Denise Stevens

November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I was born and raised in Kansas, living most of my adult life in Topeka. I have worked in [...]

“Normal” Behavior by Denise Stevens

November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I was born and raised in Kansas, living most of my adult life in Topeka. I have worked in [...]

The Honeymoon is Over, You Say? Not Really. by Denise Stevens

October 17th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

I was born and raised in Kansas, living most of my adult life in Topeka. I have worked in [...]

An open letter to my “foster” parents who made a difference in my life by Alexandria Ware

October 9th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

Alexandria Ware is a graduate student at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa pursuing a Master’s Degree in Development and Family Science. [...]

Julie White: My Journey Through Child Welfare

October 6th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

Julie White is a Foster Care Home Recruiter for Saint Francis Community Services and has been a foster parent [...]

10 things every foster parent needs to know by Alexandria Ware

September 12th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

Alexandria Ware is a graduate student at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa pursuing a Master’s Degree in Development and Family Science. [...]

Deneen Dryden: Close to Home When it Matters Most

August 29th, 2017|Staff Feature|

Deneen Dryden is the Director of Prevention and Protection Services for the Kansas Department for Children and Families. [...]

The Wilson Family Story

August 16th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

Deana and her husband, Tim, have been married for 28 years and currently reside in Topeka, KS. Tim is [...]