The other day, I happened to be talking about foster care with the teacher who I'm paired with for student teaching. The topic of money came up; how everyone thinks that foster parents get paid so much to take in foster children. I thought that might be a good topic to cover here as well.
People often think that foster parents are "being paid" to take in the children, and they're making so much money off of doing foster care. The truth is that foster parents will always put out more money than DSS will ever give them. It costs a lot to raise a child, whether that child be biological, foster, adopted, a step-child, or dropped off by a magical unicorn. It doesn't matter how the child came to your home; you should be financially prepared to take care of their needs and help them thrive.
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