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In 2003 we fostered and then adopted a special needs foster child. He is moderately retared and has medical problems. Because of these issues my wife cannot work.
We currently recieve a small stipend for his care. We recently heard that the state might increase payments for these children. When we sent a letter requesting more information on this we recieved a reply that if we wanted to re-negotiate the re-negotiation would start at zero. (seemed like a veiled threat that we could lose some or all of our stipend). On my one income at a non-profit we would have a terribly hard time if his stipend was reduced.
We will always love and take care of our child (as well as our two ther children). We would do it for free. It just seems odd for the state to send a letter saying they might be able to provide more assitance and then make it impossible for us to re-negotiate.
posted 3 years, 7 months ago
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