More than 70 children missing from state's foster care system

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Wichita Eagle More than 70 children are missing from the state's foster care system, according to the state's two contractors.

The Wichita Eagle reports the information was revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the Child Welfare Task Force.

The Eagle reports Topeka Sen. Laura Kelly raised concerns that Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore appeared unaware three sisters, ages 15, 14 and 12, have been missing from a Tonganoxie foster home since August 26th.

According to the Eagle, Gilmore said she could not discuss the case, but added some children leave to go back to their biological families or others with whom they have a relationships to avoid foster care.