March 10, 2021

The nation's foster care system has been overwhelmed during the pandemic. In Missouri, about 1,500 children are waiting to be placed into a foster home.

Experts believe the need will only grow as children head back to school.

KMBC talked to Jeannette Koster, Director of the Foster Care & Adoption Program at Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center, about the need for foster parents and families and the pandemic's impact.

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