Relatives to be Paid for Fostering Children

posted by Hayley Hansen - 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal appeals court rules Kentucky must pay relatives that are fostering children.

The federal appeals court says the state must pay relatives the same amount as adults who are licensed foster parents until they obtain permanent custody. 

A lawyer filed the lawsuit on behalf of a low-income woman who was denied normal foster payments for her two great-nephews. 

The cabinet of Health and Family Services says on average, it costs $77 a day to foster a child. 

Roughly 7,900 children are in state custody. 300 of those children live with relatives. 

An Agency spokesman says they're reviewing the court's decision.


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