Foster Parent Benefits

Foster Parent Benefits

Foster parents are reimbursed to cover expenses related to caring for a child in their home. This is a tax-free reimbursement paid directly to the foster parent via direct deposit one time a month.

In addition to the monthly payment, The Buckeye Ranch offers other reimbursements and incentives.

Other reimbursable items and incentives (this is not an all inclusive list, some additions & exceptions may apply):

Mileage:

  • We will reimburse mileage (at agency calculated rate) for medical visits, counseling, and family visits where you drive the child.
  • We will pay $15.00 per round trip for transporting to family visits (plus mileage)

Clothing:
Your daily payment in part goes to pay for clothing for the child, but in addition to this, we offer you:

  • $125.00/ per child a quarter for children 0-11
  • $160.00/ per child a quarter for children 12 and up

School Fees/School Pictures

We will pay for 1/3 of the child's Camp Fees (one week camp).

Allowance for Foster Children

(Ages 0-4=$.50 per day; Ages 5 and up= $1.00 per day). Each child also gets an allowance.  We pay it to you and you pay it to the child. 

We also offer Training Program/Bonus Incentive—foster parents are eligible to receive incentives for completing trainings in a timely manner.