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.

10 things every foster parent needs to know

September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Alexandria Ware: From Foster Care to Capitol Hill Internship

August 16th, 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. [...]

Denise Stevens: Things A Child Formerly in Foster Care Would Tell Foster Families

August 16th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

I was born and raised in Kansas, living most of my adult life in Topeka. I started college at [...]

The Samples Family Story

August 16th, 2017|Foster Family Stories|

Chuck and his wife, Ginny, live in Emporia, Kan. Chuck is currently the Emporia Public Schools director of community [...]