FosterAdopt Connect Staff are the biggest resource we bring to the community of foster and adoptive families. This passionate, committed, skilled group of individuals devotes their time and their talent to making a difference each day in the lives of the children and families we serve.



Joni Hiatt

  • Joni Hiatt is our FosterAdopt Connect Kansas Representative.  Joni and her husband Jim are lifelong residents of Olathe and have been foster parents for 22 years, fostering over 130 children. Jim and Joni have three daughters and one grandson.  In 2002, Joni volunteered as a Director on the Board of Kansas Foster & Adoptive Children Inc. (KFAC). Joni held this Director position up until serving as President of KFAC from 2005 until 2014. In April, of this year, when the organization merged with FosterAdopt Connect, Joni became the Kansas Director of Programs for FosterAdopt Connect, leaving her position in the Olathe School District where she had served for 17 years.  The Eastern Kansas office is headquartered in Olathe and houses the Resource Center for foster/adoptive families.