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Proclamation highlights need for more foster parents

Wichita, Kansas (May 5, 2021) – There are approximately 6,500 children in foster care inKansas. Through no fault of their own, children are placed daily in out of home care. May is National Foster Care Month and is a great time to highlight the need for more foster parents in local communities. Recognizing this important need, Arkansas City Mayor Kanyon Gingher and City Commissioners presented a proclamation to declare May as National Foster Care Month in Arkansas City earlier this week.

Kasha Farmer, TFI Preparation Specialist, accepted the proclamation on behalf of TFI and thanked the mayor and commissioners for highlighting foster care needs.

“This proclamation is so important because it recognizes the hard work of all parties involved in the foster care system,” said Farmer. “It also elevates and increases public awareness about the need for more foster parents. We are so appreciative to Arkansas City.”

There are many Kansas children in need of a temporary, loving place to call home. There is especially a need for foster parents willing to accept teenagers and sibling groups into their home.

Fortunately, it is now easier than ever to become a foster parent. With the ability of virtual learning, TFI offers the ability to take foster parent training from home. We also still offer in-person foster parent classes, so there are different formats to meet each individuals needs.

There are numerous ways you can help support children in foster care. If you are interested in learning about how you can make a difference by becoming a foster parent, please contact us at 833-7FOSTER or visit us at

If you would like to help, but are unable to become a foster parent, you can make a donation to support children in foster care by visiting us online at

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 over 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.