I am considering doing foster care and I was wondering what the base rate for California is, I am in Ventura County. I am just looking for the base range as I know that it ranges on the degree of problems a child may have.
This link shows a reimbursement range, but you can call your local child protective agency to get a break down per age of the child, and ask about when they do classes, what eligibility requirements that you must meet, etc. Good luck to you and sorry for the anon comments.
If you would like to see a glimpse into the many issues that foster parents deal with on a daily basis, not only in child-rearing, but dealing with caseworkers, licensing, family members who don't know why on earth you'd do this, etc. please check out the Foster/Adoptive Parenting group and the Foster Care/Foster Parenting group. Both groups are headed by foster/adoptive parents who have been taking care of children for a long, long while & contain a wealth of information. Good luck!
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