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The KC Star: Children in foster care in Kansas and Missouri deserve better

When it comes to foster care, the challenges never go away.

Low pay. Too few families willing to help. Soaring numbers of kids in the system. High caseloads for workers keeping watch.

The good news: Well-positioned advocates in Kansas and Missouri are pledging to push anew for reforms to safeguard our most vulnerable children. That’s critical and a foundational responsibility of our state governments. After all, it was Hubert Humphrey who once saidthat the moral test of any government is how it treats its elderly, the sick and, of course, its children.


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