Families who have had children removed from their homes in the Wichita area are considering a class-action lawsuit because of the allegations of abuse of their children while they are in foster homes. Previous foster children have been contacting KAKE News with their allegations, stating that while in foster care they were abused physically, sexually, or neglected. KAKE News contacted the Department of Children and Families who has recently taken over the process of screening potential foster parents. The department takes all allegations seriously and carefully looks into each individual situation to determine what action needs to take place.