I know this is in adoption, but it's the closest category. I'm under the impression either you have to hit certain income requirements plus the costs of adoption to adopt... but how about to foster? I have been told that sometimes you are paid by the state, especially if the child is special needs. But is there minimum income requirement the family has to be bringing in before they can foster? links and answers are greatly appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:04 AM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Adoption
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
OP-If you are in Oregon, this is some info about becoming a foster parent. I would suggest that you contact your local DHS to find out the next orientation or class schedule. I don't believe that your income would be a problem. You have to be able to support yourselves. The first class could answer a LOT of questions, and you don't have to continue if you decide not to. (We lost 30% the 2nd class.) Because you have to decide if this is something you can physically, emotionally, financially, & spiritually go thru. And still be the strength & refuge the children need.
Answer by doodlebopfan at 8:56 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/manual_1/i-e51.pdf Page 4 of this gives the reimbursement rates as of 9/1/09.
Please look into the info now even if you decide NOT to do it for several years. It will change how you see the world. How you look at children and struggling parents. Go alone or with your SO. One other thing to check that could be different than Texas (where I am) is your SO. In TX, single or married/divorced for 2 years can foster. If you are living together, it's not considered a stable relationship, and it's REQUIRED that both be licensed & background checked because the kids would live with both. This might be different in your state. Good luck & best wishes!
Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:01 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
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