Parents say foster care system chaotic, traumatizing children
Parents of kids who are in the Kansas foster care system described it Saturday as chaotic, deceptive and traumatizing to children.
About two dozen people rallied on the steps of the statehouse in Topeka, calling on lawmakers to bring more accountability to the Kansas Department for Children and Families, an agency long under fire for losing kids and housing them in offices.
Shelley Owens of Topeka came to the protest hoping to find help for her three grandchildren, who were taken from her and her husband recently without warning. The children, ages one, two and 10, were placed in Kansas City, Ks., but Owens said she rarely sees them because of DCF’s “miscommunication, abuse of power and lies.”
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