A photograph shows Carrie Craft.

Carrie Craft

Foster care, Adoption
WIOA Youth Coordinator at Children's Alliance of KS
Wichita State University



Carrie Craft is a former writer for The Balance covering the intersection of adoption/foster care and personal finance. She has worked professionally in the field of adoption and foster care since 1996. She is a freelance writer, an adoptive mother, and a foster mother.

Carrie holds certifications in several training curricula. She trains others to be foster or adoptive parents and also designs customized curricula on a variety of subjects related to adoption and foster care for both online and face-to-face workshops and trainings. Carrie was also a presenter at the 35th Annual Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in 2011, and in 2012, became a College Access Mentor with the Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP program. 

Carrie currently works assisting young people find professional opportunities through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act.


Carrie earned a BA degree in Education from Wichita State University