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Kids in Foster Care: How You Can Help

Recently, a local news station produced a story with the following headline: “Both the Missouri and Kansas foster care systems are overwhelmed right now.”  I didn’t watch the segment or read the story, shared numerous times on social media by local foster parents or sympathetic friends. I didn’t need to. When I read headlines like […]

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KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. Jackson County (Mo.) Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is the mother of […]

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A Case Against Foster Care

A Case Against Foster Care

On January 12, 2010, many of us watched in horror the devastation that had shaken the country of Haiti as they experienced an earthquake that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people. As a young family, my husband and I were especially moved by the images of children – thousands of children orphaned […]

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