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Annual telethon raising funds to help Utah kids in foster care
August 9, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — KSL is hosting its annual Wednesday’s Child telethon to help Utah kids in foster care find a permanent home.

KSL has partnered with the Adoption Exchange to raise money the Adoption Exchange needs to help foster children. You can read more about foster kids who need a home on KSL's Wednesday's Child page.

According to the Adoption Exchange, 4,666 kids received foster care in Utah last year and 702 of those kids were adopted.

Here are some more facts from Adoption Exchange about adoptions and foster care in Utah:

Parents have credited "Wednesday's Child" segments to leading them to adoption.

“We just happened to see the ‘Wednesday’s Child’ of someone that we felt we wanted to be part of our family. We weren’t looking at adopting. We weren’t looking at fostering. We weren’t looking and doing any of that. We just saw his video and felt he needed to be part of our family,” said one parent.

After watching "Wednesday's Child," one parent said she "felt like I needed him in my life."

People can donate online via, or by calling 801-575-HOPE.