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Finney County need for foster homes growing

Published on -11/8/2013, 8:10 AM

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A Finney County child welfare official says the county is facing a severe shortage of foster homes.

Angela Webster, recruitment specialist for TFI Family Services in Garden City, says the number of foster children in the county is growing at an alarming rate.

The Garden City Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/HCByPW ) that in the last three to four months, the number of children needing foster care in Finney County has increased from 70 to 107. And since April, only 26 foster homes provided placement to children who can't live with their own families in the county.

Webster says of the 26 foster homes, Family Services has only five.

Webster and members of Family Service say they are trying to spread information about the need throughout the county.

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