Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is set to sign a proclamation Monday to raise awareness of the need for foster care homes in the state. There's also an event planned on the Statehouse grounds where the Department for Children and Families will provide more information about how Kansas families can get involved in foster care. Gina Meier-Hummel, with the department, says there is a shortage of foster homes.
“There is a need, and certainly there are people willing to help,” says Meier-Hummel. “And we just want to remind folks that this is one way to help if they are willing to open up their home."
Meier-Hummel says there are more then 5,500 children in the foster care system in Kansas.