The amount the state paid a foster parent in 2014 varies by the state, age of the child and the level of care, but the monthly base rate in Oregon for a child under 5 was $575. In Florida, the state paid foster parents $429 for a child under 5.
Oregon paid foster parents an additional $212 to $850 per month for children needing advanced supervision from the foster parent. The state also provided an additional $207 to $620 or more for children requiring assistance with personal care. Oregon pays a mileage reimbursement for families who transport children to their pre-placement school and for approved family visitation.