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Montana

Child & Family Services
1400 Broadway
PO Box 8005
Helena, MT 59604-8005
(406) 444-5900

State Website http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/adoption/adoptioninmontana.shtml
Photolisting http://www.adoptuskids.org/

Foster home regulations- http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/relatedtopics/youthfosterhomelicensing.pdf

Medical Assistance- http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/medicaid/providerpages/info.shtml

ICPC
Compact Administrator
PO Box 8005 Cogswell Bldg
1400 Broadway Room C-123
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-5917

WIC- Chris Fogelman, R.D., M.P.H.
Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
toll-free in-state: 1-800-433-4298
email:
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/PHSD/family-health/nutrition-wic/nutrition-wic-index.shtml


You must wait a minimum of 6 months before petitioning for adoption.

Current foster care rates are:
Age 0-12 $15.03/day
Age 13+ $18.09/day


Subsidy rates are negotiated on an individual basis and there is no guarantee that a child will get a rate up to the maximum of $10 less per month than the rate the child received in foster care. The rate is negotiated with families and takes into consideration the needs of the child and the parents' ability to meet those needs.

Specialized Foster Care Daily Rates (beginning July 1, 2003):
Age 0-12 $25.69/day
Age 3-12 $24.32/day
Age 13-21 $27.34/day


The amount of the subsidy is negotiated with the parents, considering the child's needs and the ability of the parents to meet those needs. Specialized rates include respite, transportation, and clothing allowances

Credits: Kelly L. Killian

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