Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kansas increased number of children in foster care while the USA numbers dropped over last decade

Privatization has done nothing for preserving families in Kansas. While the USA foster care system has decreased the number of children in foster care over the last decade, Kansas has continued to increase the number of children placed in foster care.

"In 2012 the number of U.S. children in foster care dropped for the sixth straight year, falling to about 400,000 compared to more than 520,000 a decade ago, according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.1 The latest figures show there were 400,540 children in foster care as of September 30, down from 406,412 a year earlier and from approximately 523,000 in 2002. Privatization has continued to play a role in reducing the number of children who enter the foster care system." Read more here:

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