Can I afford to be a foster parent?
Foster parents receive a monthly assistance payment to cover food, clothing, and toiletry costs as well as offset additional costs (such as transportation, extracurricular activities, etc). These payments are not to be considered extra income for the family.

Medical, vision, and dental coverage is provided to foster youth through the Medi-Cal program.

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1. What area do you serve?
2. How do I become a foster parent?
3. Are there any age restrictions for foster parents?
4. Can I afford to be a foster parent?
5. Am I required to attend special training?
6. Can I specify the age and gender of the foster children placed in my home?
7. What are the requirements for my home?
8. Can I adopt a foster child placed in my home?
9. How many foster children am I allowed to have?
10. Are the other ways I can help out besides becoming a licensed foster parent?