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Resource Parent Expectations

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