How Much Do Foster Parents Get Paid?

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How Much Do Foster Parents Get Paid?
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It takes a lot of money to raise a child. According to Jacob Goldstein in an article published on NPR's website, it costs £144,534. Luckily, if you decide to foster a child, the government will pay you for your service.

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Function

Foster parents are provided a stipend to assist in the financial burden of raising a child. This money should cover all of the bare necessities, as well as something extra so that a foster child can participate in all family activities.

Benefits

According to fosterparenting.com, foster children are eligible for free school lunches and assistance through WIC (a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants and children), which pays for basic nutritional needs.

Geography

Foster parent pay is state-regulated, so the rate of pay varies greatly in different parts of the country. According to fosterparenting.com, most states have daily reimbursement rates.

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