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National Adoption Month

Did you know approximately 350 Kansas kids are waiting to be adopted? November is National Adoption Month—a time to highlight the need for adoptive families who will provide unconditional love no matter what. Help us call attention to this need so that no child ages out of foster care without a family to call his/her own.


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Adopt A Kansas Kid


Gabriel “Gabe”,12, is a friendly, creative and intelligent young man. He enjoys challenging himself by taking things apart and figuring out how to rebuild them. He also enjoys playing baseball, Legos and puzzles. Gabe is doing very well in school and would like to be a game warden or join the U.S. Army someday. He would love to be a part of your family.  


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By the Numbers

Family going for a walk.

244 Kansas kids were reunited with their families in August.


57 Kansas children were adopted by forever families in August.


82 Kansans with disabilities found competitive, integrated employment in August with an average hourly wage of $9.96.


458 New child support orders were established in August.