Financial Support

Maintenance Payments

Foster parents receive a monthly foster care reimbursement which helps cover the cost related to caring for the children in their home. Typically, the costs are for the child’s food, clothing, and personal needs. Foster care reimbursement amounts vary depending on the age and identified needs of the child.

For more information see the Oklahoma MasterCard Debit Card program FAQ.

Medical Services

Medical and Dental insurance is provided to children in the state’s custody. When a child in care needs counseling or therapeutic services, the state also provides for those services through a Medicaid provider. We will assist you in identifying a provider.

Daycare

A child care subsidy is provided to foster families that meet the guidelines outlined below:

  1. (A) When a single resource parent is:
    1. (i) employed 20 hours a week or more;
    2. (ii) enrolled in an accredited college for six or more credit hours
    3. (iii) enrolled in a training program.
    4. (iv) employed during night hours and needs DHS paid child care to allow him or her to sleep during the day.
    5. (v) approved for child care on a case-by-case basis.
  2. (B) In a two-parent resource home, when:
    1. (i) both resource parents are employed 20 hours a week or more and have the same working hours;
    2. (ii) one resource parent works and the other resource parent has a significant disability that precludes providing care for the child;
    3. (iii) one resource parent works during the same hours the other resource parent is attending a formal education or training program of six or more credit hours
    4. (iv) sleep-time child care is needed during the day because one or both resource parents work nights.
    5. (v) approved for child care on a case-by-case basis.