Jackson County Foster Kids Isolated

State-run care for youngsters has always been a sketchy proposition.

Here's one more local failing and yet another reason to avoid local government participation in raising families when at all possible . . .

With almost 900 kids in foster care and just 19 social workers, Jackson County's Children’s Division is short hundreds of workers and has the worst case-overload problem in the state.

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Jackson County foster kids are missing visits with their birth parents for months at a time

Shayla Curts, 22, had been living at Newhouse KC, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, for several months after the birth of her second child. She said it gave her a safe place to breast feed her infant and care for her 4-year-old while trying to get back on her feet.