About Kansas Kids Belong

Kansas Kids Belong started in 2018, as a pilot of America’s Kids Belong. Our mission is to improve the experiences and outcomes for kids in Kansas’ foster care system.

Our flagship program is:

family recruitment

I Belong Project

Our flagship video storytelling project gives a face and voice to kids in foster care who are legally free to be adopted and helps connect them with prospective adoptive families and forever homes.

Our Kansas Team

Lacy Paredes

Lacy Paredes

State Manager

As a mother of six, Lacy spins many plates and wears lots of hats—wife, mother, foster parent, adoptive parent, working mom, Jesus follower. Her passions are faith, family, and foster care with the goal to inspire and ignite involvement of others in foster care.