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How much does it cost to become a foster parent?There is no charge.How long does it take to become a foster parent?The process to become a licensed foster parent usually takes 4 – 6 months.What is the process to become a licensed foster parent?
How long do foster children typically stay in a foster home?The length of time a child stays in your home can range from hours to months.
How will I know the best age, gender, and number of children my family and I should serve?During the licensing process, your licensing specialist will work with you to decide what age, gender, and number of children would be best served in your home, based on your family's needs and strengths.
What compensation will I receive as a foster parent?
Once a child has been placed in your home, you will receive a monthly reimbursement. The daily rate will be based on the age of the child and the extent of the care that is required.Are medical and dental expenses covered?Yes. All foster children are covered by the State Medical Plan, which includes all medical, dental and prescription costs.Can I adopt a foster child?If a child cannot be returned to their birth parents, they may become legally free for adoption. Many foster parents have adopted children through foster care.
What are the requirements to become a foster parent?Foster care providers must be licensed and certified. You can be married, single or divorced. You must:
Have more questions? Contact us or give us a call at (800) 678-0648.