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Why do you need my financial information?
A person doesn’t have to be wealthy to provide a loving home for a child, but it is important to be financially stable. There is no income requirement for the certification process. You just need to demonstrate that you are consistently able to meet your basic expenses like: rent or mortgage, light, heat, telephone, transport and entertainment costs.
Raising teenagers through their teenage years can be quite costly. Is there economic assistance to help raise a teen?
In the State of New York there is medical assistance and a monthly stipend for both adopting and fostering young people up until the youth is 21 years of age. The amounts vary depending on the needs of the young person.