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Dozens of Kansas foster kids stayed in offices overnight


September 20, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 100 foster children in Kansas have stayed overnight in the offices of contractors who administer the state's foster care system because no foster homes are available, state contractors told a meeting of the state's Child Welfare Task Force on Tuesday.

Representatives of KVC Kansas and Saint Francis Community Services said since the beginning of the year, 98 children had to spend a night in their offices after they were removed from their families but a foster care home couldn't be found immediately.

Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for Childre...

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