Financial Support - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Financial Support

Foster parents receive financial compensation to help them care for their foster children, including:

  • Basic maintenance allowance – helps cover the day-to-day costs of raising a child, such as food, clothing, shelter, personal care items, general household costs and a spending allowance. This rate is based on the age of the child.
  • Skill fee – compensates foster parents for their level of training and expertise in caring for a child. This rate is based on the classification of the foster home (Level 1 or 2).
  • Reimbursements for the costs of equipment needed for an infant, such as cribs or car seats that are required to accept an infant placement.
  • Monthly reimbursements to help compensate for the costs of formula, diapers and baby supplies.
  • Medical coverage – covers each foster child
  • Any other child-related costs that a foster parent may have to pay and receive reimbursement for.


Modified: 2017-03-27
PID: 15436