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Old 10-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #21
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Basic is $25ish, but they add in other stuff (up to date on training, diaper allowance for kids in diapers, years of experience) so I now get over $30 a day for a child with no additional needs. Clothing allowance varies, but I got $150 initial clothing with my last two. Mileage is reimbursed also. However, my state is the stingiest about adoption subsidies. You only get them if there are major medical or emotional issues and possibly if the child is above a certain age.

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We didn't have a credit check, but we filled out extensive financial information and had to provide bank statements and paycheck stubs to back up our info, plus water, electric, gas, mortgage, and other bill statements. We had to prove that we could pay our bills without foster money.
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Our 0-4 rate is $621

No more clothing allowances, I heard they have been done away with.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:46 AM   #24
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No more clothing allowances, I heard they have been done away with.
You live in a much higher COL area than we do in WI though I'm assuming.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #25
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You live in a much higher COL area than we do in WI though I'm assuming.
Yes CA is more expensive. The rate actually jumped to almost double last summer since there had not been an increase in like 20 years. Our first foster babe got about $380!
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That's insane to me. We most definitely are LCOL than CA but make close to twice as much. I had absolutely no idea how much we got until after we had our first placement. I was expecting around $20 a day.
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That's insane to me. We most definitely are LCOL than CA but make close to twice as much. I had absolutely no idea how much we got until after we had our first placement. I was expecting around $20 a day.
Wow!!! Some states are super high!
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Our 0-4 rate is $621

No more clothing allowances, I heard they have been done away with.
In our county the rate is slightly higher. Def no clothing allowance. We started fostering 9 years ago & we didn't have one then.

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I wonder if how much you get is a state thing or an agency thing? Looks like with our $10 a day, we are lower then most. Well at least people can see how we definately dont do this for the money.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #30
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Ivanna, I can't believe I get over three times as much as you. We are actually taking half of what we get for dfd and putting it away in a savings account. Will use it in case we need to hire an attorney. If not, maybe use part towards a celebratory adoption trip to Disney World? Save the rest for college. If she leaves and it's a situation where we wouldn't get an attorney, I guess we'll just save it. She certainly isn't going without, but since she is our fifth foster baby (and fourth newborn) we don't have to buy much (although I still buy plenty of clothes beyond the clothing allowance) so I like saving half the stipend as possible insurance. Sounds silly to be planning on an attorney, but right now any placement options for her seem unfit and we'd fight it if they were and we'd had her 6 months+ by then. Time will tell.
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