By Charlene Burns
May 14, 2009
I also know that what you speak of is true. I know there is a great amount of money that is used to pay foster parents (some of them). And I do agree with you that some are in it for the wrong reason. But after reading your clip I felt the need to explain that not all foster parents receive that kind of money, and I still haven't figured out exactly why that amount of money is needed for the care of our kids. I wish also that there was some way to have a bank account for kids like you so that you can have a fresh start when you are finally on your own. I imagine the frustration must be overwhelming!
I want you to know however
that not all foster parents are in it for the same reason. Please
consider giving some of these families the benefit of the doubt.
I for one have never seen that kind of money in my foster parenting.
I usually receive around $550/month to help pay for the expenses
of the child. I'm just putting that number out there to show
you that not all are receiving the money you are speaking of.
About: "I'm a licensed foster parent."
Received May 12, 2008 - Published May 14, 2009
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