This thread is designed to explore how much money you can make by adopting medically needy children. When I was in nursing school
doing clinicals, I could remember seeing a lady constantly at the hospital with any one of the many medically needy children that she collected and was paid by the government to be guardian over. She did not do their personal care; I believe she had aides come by her house who did that.
How much can one be paid to adopt such children? For those who are wondering what I mean by "medically needy" children, they are usually trach kids, cerebral palsy kids, children with deformities, or life-shortening illnesses such as cystic fibrosis or a blood cancer. They are often wheelchair bound and many have muscle contractures.
Could one make a living doing this? Can you theoretically quit your day job and make money by adopting these kids and driving them to their appointments and such?
Mar 27, '16
Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
I really feel like this woman is in it for the money. She has three fostered adults, plus her brother sleeping on a mattress in the living room (and I'm sure she charges him rent as well).
Sick, but I could see someone doing this to children, too.
Yes, this is common with kids. Lots of people are foster parents in order to make a living off the kids by having ridiculous numbers of kids in their home. My previous state passed new laws and regs several years ago in order to set limits on how many kids a foster parent can foster, how many square feet of floor space each kid is entitled to, how many max kids can share a bathroom, etc., because they discovered that families were packing kids in like sardines (six sets of bunkbeds in a bedroom, kids having to climb over other kids' beds in order to get into their own beds, no closet/storage space, one bathroom for 12 people, etc.)
Last edit by elkpark on Mar 27, '16