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Do Foster Parents Get Paid?

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Do Foster Parents Get Paid?

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Foster parents do not receive a salary for caring for the children in their homes. They do receive some reimbursement of expenses. For children birth to 10 years of age, the board allowance is $475 per month; for children 11 and older, it is $550 per month. Medical care is covered by Medicaid. Twice a year, foster parents receive extra clothing and shoe allowances for the children. Additional incentive payments may be available to foster parents who care for children with special needs.

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Foster parents do not receive a salary for caring for the children in their homes. They do receive some reimbursement of expenses. For children birth to 5 years of age, the board allowance is $475 per month; for children 6–12, it is $581 per month; and for ages 13 and older, the board pays $634 per month. Medical care is covered by Medicaid. Twice a year, foster parents receive extra clothing and shoe allowances for the children. Additional incentive payments may be available to foster parents who care for children with special needs.

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