[quote="SamH, post:14, topic:250817"]
You might want to post a source on that. Currently we have foster children and get $20 a day to feed cloth and care for them. If we were to adopt these children the $20 a day stops. I'm not saying its not the case, its just that I haven't heard of it being the case.
If we were to adopt a child from the foster system (in Kansas) the child qualifies for certain special benefits, reduced (or free) college tuition (to a Kansas public college) and other certain other "benefits" that I don't recall at this time.
Once adopted the family will qualify for "normal" social services such as welfare and WIC if their income falls into that range.
"In addition, the Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance for eligible adoptive children who have special needs. Special needs includes children over 8 years old, children of minority or ethnic groups, children with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities and children with histories that put them at risk for special needs. Children remain eligible for AAP through their 18th birthday."
I don't know how up to date this is, but we do receive benefits. I was told in the beginning -- by a community advocate, NOT a social worker, that the SW will not mention the subsidy because they prefer not to have to pay it. Special needs children included older children, which in our state was considered anyone over 2, I believe. Our kids are also minorities and considered to have attachment issues -- not unusual. And we have needed the help, believe me.
You might ask the social worker if there are federal subsidies your children qualify for. It only makes sense that there should be - it's in many children's best interest to be adopted rather than remain foster children until 18.