Judge blocks adoption cuts from taking effect
St. Louis, MO – A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new state law dealing with adoption from taking effect.
The new law would limit monthly support checks for families who adopt foster children.
Advocates filed a lawsuit Monday, asking for a temporary restraining order, saying the cuts won't protect abused and neglected children.
A spokesman for Gov. Matt Blunt says the state looks forward to discussing in greater detail its efforts to stabilize a "generous adoption subsidy program."