What kind of financial/medical help is available if I foster children?
Foster parents are reimbursed by the Department for caring for a child. The rate of basic care depends upon the age of the child. The daily rate of care is $40.00 for 0-18 years old, for the 1st 90 days and $30.00 per day for each day after the initial 90 days of stay. Foster parents who are caring for children with significant behavioral or medical problems may be reimbursed at a higher rate. Medicaid covers childrens medical, dental, and psychological needs.