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Foster Care and Adoption

Every child deserves a safe, loving, and caring home.
Our program helps connect children with safe, loving,
and caring licensed sponsored families.


Mission Statement

"Doing the Most Good by Nurturing Children,
Strengthening Families and Engaging Communities."


Every child deserves a safe, loving, and caring home.  At any time, there are 7,000 children in the State of Kansas in Out-of-Home placement.  As a Child Placing Agency, The Salvation Army Wichita Foster Care program helps connect children with safe, loving, and caring licensed, sponsored families.

He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."
Mark 9:36-37

Foster Care

Click on the links below to access information about our Foster Care program and how you can help.  If you prefer, you can scroll through the document. For questions or more information about our foster care program, email: SA.Foster.Care.Recruiter@usc.salvationarmy.org

Become a Foster Parent

Contact The Salvation Army Wichita at 316-263-2769 and ask for the Foster Care Recruiter or you may e-mail the Foster Care Recruiter at SA.Foster.Care.Recruiter@usc.salvationarmy.org

The Foster Care Recruiter will contact you within a couple of days to gather information and direct you to the DCF-sponsored webpage, http://fosterkskids.org.  The webpage facilitator will provide information on when TIPS-MAPP trainings are scheduled.

You may be called during the pre-training period, in which you take the TIPS-MAPP class, by one of our program staff to ask if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance.  

Upon completion of the TIPS-MAPP course, it will be determined by home interview and TIPS-MAPP Family Assessment if being sponsored by The Salvation Army Wichita is in the best interest of our program and your family.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Foster Care Recruiter regarding questions about our program.

    Unique Qualities of Program:
    Christ-Centered program
    Caring, Supportive, and Compassionate staff available 24/7
    Longevity of Program Staff


10 Week Class  -  (future classes will be listed soon)

   Continuing the mission of restoring hope and transforming lives, we will    have another upcoming TIPS-MAPP 10 week class scheduled. Class begins (TBD) here at The Salvation Army Koch Center, 350 N. Market, Downtown Wichita.

   The program is designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home.

   If you know of any family or friends who are interested, please inform them of this great training.  You must register by calling our Director of Foster Care & Adoption (Andrew Uhlschmidt at (316) 425-6157.





For general qualifications and requirements regarding Family Foster Homes, please consult DCF
website: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Agency/GC/FCRFL/Documents/FC_Regs_familyfosterhome/15Family_Foster_Homes_All_Sections.pdf