Support & Reimbursement

Reimbursement for Child Foster Care
Reimbursement for the expenses involved with caring for children is helpful. Foster care providers receive approximately $9 - $26 per day per child in their care and may also receive an additional payment to care for a child’s special needs.
There are guidelines for determining the amount of financial support to foster care providers. Funds available to foster care providers vary on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs of the child and the efforts of the foster parent to meet those needs. For more information, visit the Northstar Care for Children website.

Deciding to foster is a huge commitment and leap of faith! Realistic Expectations for fostering families is information from foster parents as they share about how being prepared and connecting with other families like theirs is a step on the road to successful placements. Following are some articles we have found helpful for new foster families and those deciding if fostering is right for their family. 
Reimbursement for Adult Foster Care
The basic rate for Scott County adult foster care is established by Minnesota Department of Human Services and is designed to cover the basic needs of children and adults participating in the program.  There are various methods of payment for adult foster care services.  These include:
  1. Private funds
  2. Earnings
  3. Income from a pension
  4. Group residential housing (must meet eligibility requirements)
  5. Waivered service funding (developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, community alternatives for disabled individuals and elderly waiver)
Rates are determined for adults needing care through an assessment performed by MN Choices