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KY will now pay relatives who care for foster kids

KY will now pay relatives who care for foster kids (MGN)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - Kentucky will now have to pay relatives who care for foster kids.

A federal appeals court said the state must pay relatives just like it pays other adults who were licensed foster parents. That meant relatives would receive payments until they got permanent custody of the child.

The agency that oversees foster care said the average cost per child was $77 dollars a day.

7,900 kids in Kentucky were in state custody. About 300 of them live with relatives.

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