For each SPECIAL child in Louisiana, the incentive awards are $4,000 for each foster child adoption; $4,000 for each special needs child; and $8,000 for each child age nine or older. Some of these things you simply cannot make up. Perhaps this is why the Mormons especially tend to foster and adopt several children at one time. One Dine friend was one of 10 adopted by a Mormon family who also made them work outside the home. We are talking serious cash coming each month per foster child - from the state and from the Mormon's own church coffers.
In total, HHS awarded more than $32.5 million to Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
All Children are sacred and need our protection. Why aren't we there yet?