Mich. sued over financial help for troubled kids

Eight families have filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan, saying officials never disclosed that children placed for adoption had deep physical and emotional problems.

The parents are suing to get millions of dollars in adoption subsidies that were denied by the Department of Human Services. They say the children have grown up and attacked siblings, tortured pets and set fires.

Most of the children were removed from their biological parents before they were placed for adoption.

Attorney David Kallman tells the Detroit Free Press that he's presented case summaries to Human Services Director Maura Corrigan but received no response. The department says many cases already have been decided in the state's favor in other venues.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Detroit federal court.