Ind. foster families caring for children with special needs hit by cuts

03/29/2010 | Google

Indiana is attempting to re-categorize some foster children who have special needs -- including emotional, behavioral or medical issues -- in a way that will reduce payments to the foster families who care for them. The policy reduces payments from as much as $100 a day to $25 a day or less, raising concerns among advocates that fewer families will volunteer to care for foster children. A federal judge has temporarily blocked the changes as well as a 10% across-the-board cut to traditional-care reimbursement announced last year, citing pending legal challenges.

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