Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: Statistics about finalized adoptions in Kansas.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about how many children are adopted in Kansas, by region and at what ages.
Where you get them: The statistics are available at the Kansas Department for Families and Children’s website, www.dcf.ks.gov. Under the “Prevention and Protection Services” menu, click on the “Foster Care” link. Then click on the “Reports” link and finally, on “Finalized Adoptions.”
How much do they cost: The information is free.