A foster family is a family that takes in a child for what is usually a short time to provide care that the parents are unable to provide. Though occasionally a foster child lives with his foster family for years, that s... More »

A foster child who is pregnant and is under the age of 18 should first notify their caseworker and foster parents of the pregnancy. After this first step, there are many options available for pregnant foster children, an... More »

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Foster parents receive tax-free reimbursements for each child in their care. Reimbursement eligibility and amounts vary by state and child's age. For example, foster parents in California are entitled to reimbursement fo... More »

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While states do not pay foster parents an income or salary, they do provide financial support intended for the child's care in the form of subsidies, reimbursements or direct payments. The amount of the payment varies by... More »

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Payments to foster parents are calculated based on the estimated cost of care for the foster child and differ by the child's needs, age and the state of residency. Some states also vary payments for long-term, short-term... More »

Foster care provides a family life for children who cannot reside with their own parents. In some circumstances, foster care serves as temporary solution for families who are experiencing problems, and the children may r... More »

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A foster child who is pregnant and is under the age of 18 should first notify their caseworker and foster parents of the pregnancy. After this first step, there are many options available for pregnant foster children, an... More »

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