Address: 1223 N. Rock Road, Building G, Suite 300 Wichita, KS 67206 View Map
Phone: (316) 440-5900
Email: aduntz@aokpawn.com
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About Us

A-OK Pawn, Cash, and Retail stores are located in Wichita, Kansas. Whether you want to buy, sell, trade, or are in need of financial services like check cashing, bill pay or short-term loans, with five main locations, A-OK is the place for you!

For over 120 years, the Kansas Children's Service League has been giving our best to Kansas kids. Our early work centered on finding homes for abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned children. It stemmed from a then-radical belief that children grew up best in family homes, not in orphanages or homes for wayward children. Today we continue our efforts in education and prevention while preserving our mission, to protect and promote the well-being of children.

KCSL is a statewide, COA accredited, not-for-profit agency that works to prevent child abuse, strengthen families and empower parents.

BECAUSE KIDS DON’T COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS...
The Parent Helpline is a free, anonymous information and referral service. It’s a voice on the other end of the line who can empathize with what you are going through. It’s a trained person who will listen and offer support to help you with simple questions or complex situations. The Helpline is ready to help parents and youth through many situations. There’s no question too small or problem too big. The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can refer you to services anywhere in Kansas. Call the Parent Helpline whenever you have a question or problem or when you feel frustrated, upset or confused.

COMMON CALLS INCLUDE:
•    Parenting questions
•    Development milestones (infant crying, toilet training, tantrums, etc.)
•    Kinship
•    Bullying
•    Referrals to community resources

WHO CALLS THE PARENT HELPLINE?
•    Parents with children of all ages
•    Teens
•    Anyone who needs advice/support relating to children
•    Relatives/Caregivers
•    Professional social workers and counselors

WHO ANSWERS THE PARENT HELPLINE?
Staff members and trained volunteers of the Kansas Children’s Service League answer the Parent Helpline - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. There is an option for the caller to choose either English or Spanish. Parent Helpline staff and volunteers have referral information regarding services throughout the state.

A-OK Charities FAQ

Q: What are the characteristics of a successful adoptive or foster parent?
A:
Most importantly, the ability to care for, support, and love a child who is not biologically your own. Other important characteristics are stability, maturity, dependability, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

Q: Do I have to be married to adopt?
A:
No. Many adoptive parents are single, divorced or widowed.

Q: Do I have to be a homeowner to adopt?
A:
No. You may be a renter or home buyer, live in a house, an apartment, or mobile home. Your home will have to be safe, and you’ll need to have enough room for every member of your family.

Q: Do I have to make a lot of money?
A:
No. In fact, most adoptive parents have very modest incomes. Furthermore, subsidy programs may be available to assist you with the costs of caring the child you adopt. Financial aid programs such as medical cards, tax credits, grants, and other support payments may also apply.

Q: Who are the children available for adoption?
A:
Most children are age eight and above, and come from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The children are in foster care after being removed from their birth families’ homes in most instances due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Parental rights have been terminated or relinquished as it has been determined reunification with the birth family is not possible. Many of these children are waiting for adoption with their siblings, hoping for a family that will keep them together. Some of these children have special needs.


410 N. West St., Wichita, KS 67203

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7310 W. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67212

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1547 S. Oliver St., Wichita, KS 67218

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1525 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67211

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No one knows kids better than the Kansas Children’s Service League. For more than 100 years, we’ve provided a continuum of programs and services, advocated for children, and collaborated with public and private agencies to impact the lives of more than 40,000 children and families each year. KCSL is dedicated to providing services and advocacy efforts that focus on keeping children safe, families strong, and communities involved.

For more information about the services that KCSL offers, click here.