What is General Foster Care?

General foster care is for children who require placement outside of their family due to abuse or neglect. The primary reason for placement is the need for care and protection. The foster parent takes on the role as the caregiver and nurturer.


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Foster Parent Reimbursement Rates

The Uniform Foster Care Rate (UFCR) is a standard scale of monthly payments to foster parents for the cost of caring for the foster child. Because the rate is based on the needs of each child, it may also include extra payments referred to as Supplemental and Exceptional Rate payments in addition to a Basic Maintenance Rate.

The Basic Maintenance Rate is intended to cover costs for food, clothing, housing, basic transportation, personal care and other expenses on a monthly basis.


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