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Child advocate: Foster care lawsuit necessary after inaction | Miami Herald

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Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press, Miami Herald

A lawsuit seeking to boost support payments for Ohio children in the custody of adult relatives was necessary because of the state’s inaction in addressing a disparity in those payments, an advocate for foster children said.

At issue in the federal lawsuit filed Nov. 19 are payments to relatives who aren’t licensed caregivers but are approved to care for children taken from their parents. The arrangement is often referred to as kinship care.

 


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