Hutch man begins cross-country walk to raise awareness of need for foster care and adoption

Hutchinson's Glenn Koster leaves Thursday for a cross-country journey to make a difference.

Koster's journey begins at Miami Beach, Florida and is expected to conclude in September in the state of Washington. Koster plans to walk an average of 21-and-a-half miles per day, for six days per week over the next eight months.

It's all to raise awareness for the need for foster care and adoption.

"I do it because I'm a double adoptee," Koster explains. "I was abandoned at the age of 6. I was adopted. I was pulled out of that home 13 months later for abuse and neglect and readopted when I was 10. Now that I'm retired, this is my chance to give back."

Current statistics show there are 5,000 children in Kansas that are in foster care with 900 of those waiting for adoption.