Karen welcomes Kim Phagen-Hansel, editor of Fostering Families Today and Managing Editor of The Impact, to the show for part one of their conversation about the journalist's perspective of issues in adoption, foster care, and attachment. Part two will be released on Tuesday, June 21st.
Kim Phagan-Hansel is the managing editor of The Imprint and editor of Fostering Families Today (FFT). She has served as the editor of FFT since 2001 and transitioned to the FMC team with the acquisition of the publication in 2017.
In 2014 she was honored with an Angels in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. The same year, FFT received an Adoption Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Kim has a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. Prior to her work covering child welfare issues, she worked for the Longmont Daily Times-Call in Colorado as special sections editor. Today Kim resides in Wyoming with her husband and two children. When not writing, editing and focusing on the important work of foster parents, she’s busy chauffeuring kids to after school activities and empowering preteens as a Girl Scout leader. She appreciates a good book, time with friends and family, and beautiful days spent in the mountains.