According to the advocacy group Children's Rights, the amount paid to foster parents by the state depends on a number of factors, including the age and health of the child and the state in which the foster parent resides... More »

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 $... More »

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 » Government & Politics Social Services

Foster parents receive reimbursement from the state in which they reside, resulting in a varied answer to this question, depending on geography. A median range of foster parent reimbursement is $350 per month per child. ... More » Family Adoption

The process for adopting foster kids begins with prospective parents contacting a local child welfare agency, according to, an agency of the U.S. Children’s Bureau. Next, prospective parents attend an ori... More » Family 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 varie... More » Family Adoption

Foster parent payments vary state-to-state based on the ages of foster children, the level of care the foster parents provide and the budget set by each state legislature. General care pays less than specialized care, su... More » Family Adoption