According to a 2012 national survey, the minimum per diem for foster parents in Wisconsin is $7.23, while the maximum in Ohio is $200.00. While they don’t all differ quite that much, there is a noticeable range. Aside from Ohio’s special needs spike, the maximum tends to be between $20 and $40.Know More
The rate of pay for foster parents varies greatly from state to state. It also depends quite a bit on the individual situation and needs of the child in care.
Based on the foster child’s age, states determine needs such as clothing, food, clothing, travel and childcare when determine the amount of per diem to provide to foster parents. Foster care rate are also intended to cover the costs of housing, incidentals, a personal allowance for the child, sports, activities, school supplies and haircuts. In some states, foster parents are provided with a minimum amount that must be spent on the child for clothing, incidentals and allowance per month.
In the state of Kentucky, an advanced rate of pay is provided to foster parents who complete 24 hours of foster parent training. Additionally, foster parents can earn extra money if they are considered an emergency shelter or if they care for children who are considered medically fragile.Learn more about Adoption
Some states provide financial and home assistance for foster parents caring for children with disabilities, according to the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, but this type of assistance varies by state. Foster parents need to contact state social workers to determine whether they can receive housing assistance.Full Answer >
As of 2015, prospective adoptive parents in Ohio must be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check and undergo a medical examination, according to AdoptUSKids, a division of the U.S. Children's Bureau. In addition, they must complete 36 hours of educational sessions, along with a home study to asses skills and strengths.Full Answer >
Birth mothers cannot get paid for putting a baby up for adoption. Buying and selling human beings is illegal in the United States under laws prohibiting slavery, among others. However, many states allow the birth mother's expenses to be paid by an adoptive family.Full Answer >
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