Foster Parents Sue WA State

From Q13Fox.com:

The Foster Parent Association of Washington State filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court alleging that the State of Washington violates the federal Child Welfare Act by failing to reimburse foster parents for the cost of basic care provided to foster children.

The group says Washington’s basic foster care maintenance rates do not comply with the Child Welfare Act because they do not cover the “cost of (and cost of providing) food, clothing, shelter, daily supervision, school supplies, a child’s personal incidentals, liability insurance with respect to a child and reasonable travel to the child’s (biological) home for visitation and reasonable travel for the child to remain in the school in which the child is enrolled at the time of placement.”

Read more at: Q13Fox: Foster Parents Suing State for More Money or The New Tribune: Foster Parents Sue State.