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