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What is the average monthly pay for fostering children?

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Foster parent reimbursements vary state by state, but the most recent study as of October 2015 indicates that the national average is about $20 to $25 per day, states Adoption.com. States use different formulas to determine foster parent reimbursements based on ages and special needs.

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Rhode Island's foster parent payments average $729 per month per child, states RI.gov. Florida pays a minimum average of approximately $470 per month per foster child for room and board, notes the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Virginia's average basic monthly rate is approximately $474, states Faces of Virginia Families. New Jersey's board monthly rate begins at $713, and the rate increases with the ages of children, according to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

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