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4 Ways You Can Help Children and Families During National Foster Care Month

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May is dedicated to raising awareness and support for the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. Learn how you can help!

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10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Social Workers

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Social workers are caring professionals who help children, adults and families overcome obstacles in order to live a healthy, successful life.

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Foster Parents Share the Heartbreaking Reasons They Choose to Foster Teens [Videos]

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Find out what inspired these foster parents to foster teens with higher needs and how you can get involved, too!

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‘We’re So Thankful We Said Yes to Fostering Teens!’: Foster Parent Shares Her Fostering and Adopting Journey

When Kelsey Stock became a foster parent, she was unsure of taking in teens, but after she decided to go for it, it changed her life forever.

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‘Our Two Families Became One’: Fostering Leads to Adoption and a Lifelong Relationship

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In this story, a KVC team member shares how feeling called to foster led to adoption and a lifelong relationship with her son’s biological mother.

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What Is Foster Care?

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What is foster care? Foster care provides a temporary arrangement for a child when they are not able to live with their biological parents. Learn more.

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‘KVC Has Become More Than Just My Job. They’ve Become My Family.’

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In this story, a KVC team member shares how her life was turned upside down when her grandchildren entered foster care, but soon found a new calling in life from the experience. 

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KVC Kansas Celebrates Social Workers During National Social Work Month

During National Social Work Month, KVC Kansas celebrates the great impact social workers make in the lives of children and families.

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Kinship Placement for Children in Foster Care | How Does It Work?

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When a child enters foster care, child welfare agencies immediately seek out relatives or people the child already knows since they deserve to be in the least restrictive environment with people they are familiar with. Learn more about how this process works.

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Black Children Are Overrepresented in Foster Care. Here’s How We Can Address This Disparity

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In Kansas and nationwide, Black children are overrepresented in foster care. Learn how we can work together to change this disparity.

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