Executive Order 2019-787 was enacted October 22, 2019, which increased the amounts from $3,000 or $5,000 to $5,000, or $7,000 for children with special needs. This money is distributed in the form of a reimbursement, a stipend, or a combination thereof to help cover adoption expenses and offset future medical or educational costs. The increase in reimbursement amounts was done to provide more children of Kentucky permanent and loving homes.

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