Blog Posts By: Lori Ross

Kansas City foster-parent group grows to nationally recognized agency

September 29, 2016

In 1998, I joined a handful of Kansas City-area foster parents at a support group meeting in Eastern Jackson County. In that meeting, people who were new to fostering, and people who had fostered for a while, were sharing their experiences and challenges and seeking solutions together. I quickly decided that I wanted to be […]

Addressing the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth Involved with the Child Welfare System

January 31, 2013

When it comes to sexual orientation or gender identity, children and youth outside the perceived norm face significant risks to their safety, health and well-being. A recent survey of more than 10,000 LGBTQ* young people ages 13-17, conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, found […]

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