Financial stability

Foster parents must demonstrate that they are financially stable. This may be accomplished by providing a verifiable  source of income to take care of your family. California State Regulations require that foster families must be able to meet all their family’s financial needs. Foster Care cannot be used as income for this purpose. 

Keep in mind that the funds from foster care may be delayed, particularly in the first month of service or in the case of a child recently placed in your home. That is why it is important that foster parents are not dependent or relying solely on the funds from foster care. 

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