Relatives get $600 less than foster parents to care for a child. Should that change?

Mary Jo Pitzl, ARIZONA REPUBLIC |, Aug. 21, 2018

Story Highlights
  • A woman caring for her two nieces gets $90 from the state. A foster parent would get $1,300.
  • The disparity has been magnified by DCS’s emphasis on placing kids with kin.
  • A decade ago, 32 percent of children in state custody were with kin. Today, it’s 43 percent.
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