June 3, 2013
Dear Foster Parent,
As you may have heard, during the last legislative session, the Idaho Legislature approved an additional increase in the monthly foster care stipend rates. This increase will become effective July 1, 2013. The new rates are:
Ages 0-5 $329 per month per child from $301
Ages 6-12 $366 per month per child from $339
Ages 13 + $487 per month per child from $453
On behalf of the State of Idaho, we would like to thank you for the tremendous service you provide. We acknowledge that you do not receive nearly enough recognition for the daily efforts that you make on behalf of our foster kids. With that said, we would like you to know how grateful we are for your generosity. We are humbled and honored to have the opportunity to work together with you to make such a significant impact in the lives of Idaho children. You truly are one of the unsung HEROES!
Once again, thank you for opening your hearts and home, sharing your family, and making such a difference. Your giving and loving spirit brings out the best in all of us.