My husband got laid off from his job 4 months ago and we applied for food stamps a few days ago. We have had foster kids in and out of the house for the past year now. I am wondering if we will still be able to be foster parents? We JUST returned a sweet princess to her rehab'd family two months ago. We would love to continue to foster- our county especially has a shortage of foster parents. Our home and cars are both paid off- we just are getting back on our feet is all. I have put a call into our SW to ask her, but it always takes a while to hear back from her.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Adoption
Each agency makes it's own rules.
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on May. 27, 2010
I live in upstate new york and when I went through the licensing process to do foster care I had to prove I made enough money to support my family and the foster kids because sometimes it takes a long time for the board checks to come etc. They didn't ask about food stamps specifically but they did want to know we were financially stable. If your situation is indeed temporary just wait until you're back on your feet to try fostering. You could possibly ask your local CPS if there is anything else you could do to help children? I know in my area they ask for volunteers for helping with the Christmas gifts they receive for the foster children and also for helping to collect things for needy families that they are trying to help in home rather than pull the kids out. Good luck and it's a great thing that you want to help children.
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