Governor Promotes Awareness Of Foster Care

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Advocates for the more than 5600 Kansas children in the state's foster care system gathered at the Statehouse to raise awareness and support.

The event started Monday morning with Gov. Sam Brownback signing a proclamation declaring May "Foster Care Awareness Month." The goal is to increase awareness about foster care and help children find homes.

Secretary of Kansas Department of Children and Families Phyllis Gilmore shared her foster parent story and says anyone can do it. She says all you have to be able to do is love a child.

An informational fair was held outside after the proclamation signing. Those who are interested in becoming a foster parent should contact the Kansas Department for Children and Families at 785-296-2500.