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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

hand on chalkboardA homeschooling family in Long Island, New York is under investigation because it refused to accept state money for their adopted daughter, which befuddled bureaucrats. 

T.J. Schmidt of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association says adoption subsidies are typically provided for adopted children with special needs.

He says the unidentified family decided it was no longer interested in taking the money - and met with a caseworker to explain the decision.

But the matter wasn't over. 

Schmidt

"Their caseworker actually came out and talked with them about this and informed them that never had a family turn down a subsidy," Schmidt explains. "They were concerned and wanted to make sure the family could care for the child, that they could meet their needs."

In a more detailed account of the incident, HSLDA explains the family is complying with state homeschooling laws and the local public school district could have verified that information. 

Schmidt has written a letter to the Department of Social Services noting the first caseworker found nothing wrong and urging the department to end the investigation.

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