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Counties fear costlier foster care

Counties fear costlier foster care

Recent court-ordered improvements to Michigan's foster care system are being praised for helping children, but they could cost cash-strapped counties millions in unplanned expenses.

The changes require local Department of Human Services offices to license family members who take their own relatives into foster care -- a step that previously was not mandated. And in many of those cases, counties may be asked to pay part of that bill.

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