A coalition that’s dedicated to improving the well-being of Missouri children is praising the Missouri House’s bipartisan approval of a 76-million dollar increase for foster and adoptive children. Kids Win Missouri policy director Craig Stevenson says the House budget includes unprecedented support for the kinship and foster families who care for the 14-thousand children in Missouri foster care:

The House budget increases the infant care enhancement from 50 to 80-dollars per month. It also provides a 45 percent increase to the clothing allowance for foster teens.