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Teachers Can Foster

By Jill Rippy

Yes, it’s true.  Do you know that teachers are the next best home if a child can’t be placed with relatives?  Teachers can take foster children into their homes as a kinship placement. And, it does not have to be the child’s classroom teacher.  If a teacher or an employee in your school has a relationship with the child who was taken into foster care, they can be considered for a kinship placement. Principals, teachers, aides, custodians, cafeteria specialists…if they have a relationship with that child, they can request to be a resource home.

Further, they are entitled to some benefits. For example, in the state of Indiana, relative and kinship families can receive:

-$300 bed and bedding allowance

-$200 clothing allowance

-respite when you need a break

-$50 holiday and $50 birthday allowance

-6 months free childcare

-child receives full medical, vision and dental coverage

-child has a $300 personal allowance per year

Also, the child can be placed with you as a kinship placement first then you can become a licensed foster parent to then receive funds to care for the child.

Spread the word…Educate our schools!

If you are looking to become a licensed foster parent in the state of Indiana, reach out. I’d love to tell you more!

 

 

COMMENTS
  • May 10, 2018

    I’d love to know more! I’m a teacher as well!

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  • Amber
    May 11, 2018

    Is this just in INdiana or all states? I wish i had known this sooner. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Kelly Brannan
    May 11, 2018

    I am a teacher in south carolina. Do you know if they have a program like this?

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  • TRACEY
    May 11, 2018

    IS THIS JUST THE STATE OF INDIANA?

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  • Lori
    May 13, 2018

    Id like to know more about this subject as it pertains to Michigan teachers.

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  • HaiLey
    May 15, 2018

    Is this for every state?

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  • Tacie cullingford
    May 16, 2018

    I had a student in my class put into foster care last night. How can i find more information about this?

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