TFI Welcomes New Director of Foster Care in Kansas, Nebraska

MANHATTAN, Kan. –

TFI is pleased to announce Laney Uphoff as the new Director of Foster Care.

Laney was elevated from her previous employment as a Foster Care Supervisor for TFI. She has served as a social worker for 17 years and has experience in child welfare, mental health, managed health care, family services, medical social work, disability, advocacy, program development and management. Throughout Laney’s years of experience and schooling, she has studied the complex effects of individual, families, supervision, groups, systems and how they affect each other.

As the Director of Foster Care, Uphoff will provide direction, support, and oversight for the foster care program to ensure the safety and welfare of the children in foster care as well as the families being preserved.

“TFI is pleased to announce Laney Uphoff’s promotion to Director of Foster Care Services for Kansas and Nebraska,” said Vice President of Foster Care, Pamela Richardson. “Laney has been an integral part of our foster care team, providing critical input to the development and implementation of foster care programs and initiatives. We’re excited to see Laney apply her experience and education to help TFI grow our foster care program, serving children and families.”

In 2004, Uphoff received her Bachelor of Social Work from Fort Hays State University and in 2010, she received her Master of Social Work at Wichita State University.


TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. We provide various types of services in the community and have more than 50 years of experience in providing child welfare services including foster care services, group home care,
case management, independent living, psychiatric residential treatment center, behavioral health, adoption services, visitation services, and aftercare services. TFI has more than 1,000 employees providing services in five states.

On any given day, TFI serves more than 1,500 children in foster, adoption and residential care. TFI is recruiting foster families to provide a loving, caring home to children in foster care. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent, please call 1-833-7FOSTER.