posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 08:35 PM
If a child is adopted out of foster care, there is a stipend for them until they turn 18 or graduate from HS, whichever comes first. There are three
rates. The lowest rate, which is approximately $500.00 and is for the easiest to adopt child. The next rate is around $720.00 for the harder to
parent child. The highest rate is $900.00ish. This rate is for the most difficult to parent children. They come up with these amounts based on
behaviors of the child. They go through a lot of testing.
We adopted our daughter out of foster care. She had been in the system for over five years. She was fetal alcohol affected and had learning
problems. This money in no way was intended for us to live on or get rich. I never even expected to receive money after the adoption was completed.
I saved it for her college and it paid for her horses, music lessons and braces. I gave up a full time job to be a parent to her. I was stressed out
a lot with her behaviors. We had several counselors over the years too.
If there is a stipend just because of the child's skin color, then maybe it is because the state is desperate for people to parent these kids.
Nobody is getting rich off of stipends.