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Is it difficult to find a baby or very young child to foster care? Do they cover the child's medical expenses?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Adoption

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  • We've had 5 newborns and one 8 week old baby placed with us in the past few years. The daughter we adopted was 2 days old when she came to us. I was told by our county agency that they really look for homes with a SAHM for the newborns/infants because you can't put an infant in daycare until they are at least 6 weeks old. So if there is a newborn, they'll call available homes with a SAHM first.

    Medical expenses are covered through a medical card. You can usually get WIC to which helps with formula cost.

    Answer by mommytoadam at 7:38 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • My children were three days old when they came to live with us through foster care (although it was 14 months before the adoption was final.) They are eligible for state medical ins. until they're 18 years old.

    Answer by MommyAddie at 4:57 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Yes, they cover the child's medical expenses

    Whether or not it is difficult to be chosen to foster a young baby or child depends on where you live. It is very difficult to be chosen to foster adopt a young baby or child. You do not know if you have any shot of the child staying with you for long term for years. Some foster placements are for a couple of days, some could be for a couple of years. You dont know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Around here, it's almost impossible to get a baby or young child placed. Usually if you get one, it's short term because another family member will take the baby. CPS has lots of school-aged kids that need homes, and they place them first with new foster parents.

    Yes, CPS pays for their medical care.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:09 PM on Apr. 20, 2009