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Lawyers for Kids (LFK) Grants

Following their successful effort to prevent adoption subsidy means testing from impacting Missouri kids and families, the attorneys at Shook, Hardy & Bacon created the Lawyers for Kids fund to provide small grants (up to $250 per child/$500 per family per year) to cover expenses associated with youth development activities for Jackson County kids in foster, kinship, and adoptive homes.  Youth development activities are extracurricular activities such as sports, gymnastics, horseback riding, etc.  If you have questions about the program or grants, please contact Leon at leon@fosteradopt.org.


Lawyers for Kids Grant Application


Missouri FY2018 Maintenance and Respite Rate Changes

Please find attached a summary of rate changes for the 1.5% reduction in maintenance and adoption subsidy which the State of Missouri is instituting for FY2018.