Wednesday's Child

By: Lori Hutchinson
By: Lori Hutchinson

During the past three years, you've met hundreds of children who need adoptive homes. This week, we try to answer a common question about our Wednesday's Children. What happens when you call Kansas Children's Service League and its Coming Home Kansas line?

First, you'll answer some basic questions. Then, you'll identify your interest in foster care, adoption, or both. Next, you'll be signed up for the next MAPP, or Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting, class. It meets once a week for ten weeks and it's free. The class trains prospective parents about what to expect from the children.

As you wait to give a child a home, a family services social worker will be assigned to you. He or she will help you through the process from the paperwork to the matching of a child.

Then, the social worker along with the court system continue to work with the family and child to make sure all is going well before the adoption is finalized.

If you're interested in starting this very rewarding process, call 877-530-5275. You can also log onto their website at

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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