Foster Family Resources and Benefits

Most foster families, whether they are acting as foster, adoptive, or kinship caregivers, do not have that much extra money available to care for the children they bring into their homes. Neither do they receive that much financial support from the institutions and agencies that place children in their care. We offer information about the following types of financial assistance that may be available to resource families:

Child Care

Child-Only TANF Programs

Foster Care Maintenance Payments

Federal Tax Benefits

Health Insurance for Foster Families

Housing Assistance for Resource Families

Professional Foster Parenting