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School Supplies

Children in foster care often experience multiple changes in residence both prior to coming into foster care and during their time in foster care. With each change, school-aged children also must attend a new school. Inconsistency in attendance, along with instability in the home environment, often results in children in foster care struggling with academic delays and other barriers to social and educational success.


FosterAdopt Connect addresses the educational issues of children in care through systemic and individual advocacy, as well as providing direct support in the form of new backpacks and school supplies with help from the community. Foster, kinship and adoptive families can access free school supplies collected from community donations year-round. 


If you'd like to help by donating school supplies to FosterAdopt Connect kids, contact Mark Hay.

Missouri FY2018 Maintenance and Respite Rate Changes

Please find attached a summary of rate changes for the 1.5% reduction in maintenance and adoption subsidy which the State of Missouri is instituting for FY2018.