My neice (by marriage to my nephew) is giving my custody of my great neice and nephew. A friend's sister said I should take the fostering classes and foster the children so that I could get some financial assistance from the state to help with expenses. Does anyone know how that works? I just did a mini search and there are programs for fostering a relative's children. How much will I have to allow the state in home and business? Is it enough money to bothered with the state or should I just add another cup of water to the soup and make it work. I definately am not made of money and having the children here would mean tightening the already too tight belt, but that doesn't matter. I know that I could give them a good home with little money. If the amount for fostering would really make a difference, I might consider it, but if it's just a couple hundred dollars a month, I'd rather not get DFACS involved. Has anyone here had any experience with fostering?