Qualified relatives to receive subsidies, when — definitions. — 1. Any subsidies available to adoptive parents pursuant to section 453.073 and section 453.074 shall also be available to a qualified relative of a child or a qualified close nonrelated person who is granted legal guardianship of the child in the same manner as such subsidies are available for adoptive parents.
2. As used in this section:
(1) “Close nonrelated person” means any nonrelated person whose life is so intermingled with the child such that the relationship is similar to a family relationship;
(2) “Relative” means any grandparent, aunt, uncle, adult sibling of the child or adult first cousin of the child, or any other person related to the child by blood or affinity.
(L. 1999 S.B. 1, et al., A.L. 2001 S.B. 236, A.L. 2005 S.B. 539, A.L. 2008 H.B. 1946, A.L. 2013 S.B. 47)