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Teen Needed Just One Solid Connection, and Now He Has It

KANSAS: A.J.* has been in foster care for nearly a decade. With his parents out of the picture, he was raised by his aunt until the day she dropped him off at a juvenile detention center and abandoned him. He was only nine years old.  Shortly after entering care, A.J. was on a path to […]

Abandoned Newborn with COVID-19 Connected With Family

KANSAS: In November of 2020, Baby Kai* entered the foster care system while battling COVID-19 in the hospital. The only information given to child welfare professionals at Cornerstones of Care were the names and last known contact information for her biological parents. Kai’s mother is Native American so she would only be placed in a home that met Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) guidelines, a federal law that seeks to keep Native American children with tribal families. 

Newborn Infant Now Lives with Half-Sister

KANSAS: Baby Sabrina* was just two-months-old when she entered the foster care system. The name and residential address of a paternal great aunt was the only information social services provided Cornerstones of Care, a foster care case management agency dedicated to finding loving families and support networks for children in need.