It’s no secret that raising a child is a financial commitment. That’s why the state of Arizona provides financial support to foster caregivers. These programs reduce the costs of welcoming a child in foster care into your home.
To help with the expenses of caring for a foster child, Arizona will provide a daily stipend to offset everyday costs, in addition to an allowance for clothing and other personal belongings.
The state also provides medical and dental insurance. Foster children may also be eligible for other programs, such as free school lunch and daycare costs.
If a child is still in foster care at the age of 16 or 17, Arizona will fund higher education and vocational programs. The state also provides other financial benefits and support options to older children in foster care.
If you have questions about financial support, reach out to a foster care agency to learn more. One of their social workers can discuss the programs that offset the cost of fostering a child in more detail. Financial concerns alone shouldn’t stop you from opening your home to a child in need.