Caring for a foster child is a serious responsibility that demands the total commitment of the foster family. Stern warnings from the government echo the fact that the stipend provided is meant to meet the cost of raising a child.
Despite the calls for foster carers to do the right and honorable thing, some of them see only dollar signs where they should see a human being, a child in need of care and support. These carers either choose to neglect their duties towards the young person in their care, or genuinely don’t realize how much care would be involved.
There are lots of great foster parents out there, however there are many who are in it only for the money.