Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. Foster First can get all ages of children but most of the children in our program are from ages 5 to 18. You can specify the age and gender of the child in your care as is appropriate for your family, and you always reserve the right to decline the placement of a child in your home.
Foster parents receive a monthly reimbursement that helps cover the cost of food, clothing, and other basic needs of children and youth in care. Apple Health covers the cost of medical, dental, and counseling services for children and youth in care.
Length of foster care placements varies based on individual case circumstances that are reviewed by Foster First at the time of placement. Foster children can remain in a foster care placement a couple of months or a few years. The national average is 13.9 months nationwide until either they are reunited with their families or until the Juvenile Court orders an alternative plan of permanency placement.