Expectations of a Foster Family

 

·        Provide care, nurturing, and supervision for a child.

 

·        Provide transportation to doctor appointments, therapy appointments, visitation with biological parents, and court hearings.

 

·        Provide monthly documentation of the child’s progress in your home.

 

 What Foster Parents receive:

 

·        Knowing that you are having a positive impact on the life of a child.

 

·        A per diem rate per day that the child is in your home with assist with the financial burden of having a child in your home.

 

·        Reimbursement for mileage for travel to all of the child’s appointments.

 

 

What Foster Children are eligible for:

 

·        WIC program for up to age 5 to help with the cost of formula and food.

 

·        Headstart  Ages 3-5 Preschool Program for children.

 

·        Day Care Subsidy through the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

 

·        Free School Lunches