Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Buckeye Ranch and the services we provide.
Foster parents need to have sufficient income to meet their needs without foster care reimbursements.
Yes, foster parents will be given all the information we receive about a child in need of placement. You choose which child will be placed in your home.
No. We have both single and married foster parents. We have couples who live together but are not married. We welcome LGBTQ foster parents as well.
There are a number of reasons why a child might be placed in foster care, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect by their caregivers. While these situations are tragic, we believe that all people are able to learn and change, and the best place for a child to grow up is in his or her own home.
The children in need of foster care range in age from newborns up to the age of 18. In some cases, young adults up to age 21 can remain in foster care.
The Buckeye Ranch Foster Care Network cares for between 250-300 children on a daily basis.
The time a child is in care varies greatly. A child can be in care for a short time, such as a week or up to a few years. Each case is different.
You must be at least 18 years old to be a foster parent.
Foster parents get paid a daily rate called a per diem. This payment is made once a month. You also get reimbursed for various expenses you might have such as mileage. View foster parent benefits.
Yes. As part of the daily rate you are paid, you are expected to buy appropriate clothing for the foster child. We also offer ADDITIONAL clothing reimbursements. View foster parent benefits.
No, the child will enter care with medical coverage. Sometimes coverage can be pending, but your assigned case managers will work individually with you.
We visit with the child on a regular basis in your home and at school. Depending on the needs of the child, we are there more or less often.
While the foster parent is primarily responsible for transportation, we have a transportation department that is here to provide additional support to foster parents. Transportation services are offered in all regions.