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Lilia32 01-15-2013 01:16 AM

Foster in los angeles county?
Do they cover any daycare? Or discounted daycare? I:love: think we are going through The Children,s Bureau.

MountainMommy 01-15-2013 01:34 PM

I'm in a bordering county but I believe your answer is yes. They do pay daycare if you use on of their authorized providers. I believe they have a list. I checked with my sister who fostered/adopted LA County. Have you attended an orientation? This will help answer all the things they do and don't cover. You also get a clothing allowance and monthly stipend to help with costs of food, etc.

Downeydad 01-15-2013 10:11 PM


Originally Posted by Lilia32
Do they cover any daycare? Or discounted daycare? I:love: think we are going through The Children,s Bureau.

I was under the impression that the stipend was covering daycare costs when I went through training.

LACATony 01-16-2013 11:27 AM

No, the reimbursement and clothing allowance is intended to cover all costs associated with the child including daycare.

The county will provide a list of licensed daycare providers to Foster parents. Foster children are supposed to receive priority at those locations but they don't provide additional funds to cover the cost of daycare.

LACATony 01-16-2013 11:28 AM

Also, depending upon the child's age, they are eligible for WIC which will provide food at no cost.

rm41more 01-16-2013 03:05 PM

I've had the pleasure :/ of working with LA COUNTY. Daycare is NOT INCLUDED however they are contracted with subsidized daycare/preschool providers and if they have space usually you can get low to no cost daycare. They go by the child's stipend as their income so the almost always qualify for low income with no out of pocket expenses. Your issue will be these facilities having available space. Remember you're competing with all the low income families. Pp mentioned foster children getting priority...that is suppose to be the case but GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

I have problems dealing with the normal schools abiding by these rules. As far as help with food if your child is 4 and under you can get WIC which helps with milk,fruit,veggies, juice, eggs, cereal, and a few other things. Once they turn 5 your child no longer qualifies for WIC. Also all school age Foster Kids qualify for Free Lunch.

Hope this information helps. Good luck

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