Free Braces for Kids in Foster Care
By Jill Rippy
Did you know there is an organization that can assist children in foster care with obtaining free braces? I fostered a youth who was able to utilize these services.
Here's what you need to know:
Your income does not ever count when seeking benefits such as this for children in foster care
There is s $200 application fee. Check with your state to see if reimbursement is possible. In Indiana, the child's annual personal allowance provided by the state can be used.
Only long term placements are eligible. This is an ideal program for teens choosing to age out of foster care
There is a waitlist. We waited 9 months.
Local orthodontists volunteer their services. They do not take this lightly. They are gifting you with $2500+ in services. Be respectful and gracious by ensuring your youth takes care of their new metal mouth, maintains great oral hygiene and doesn't miss appointments.
Note: I cannot answer any questions or help you with eligibility. I'm simply sharing the resource that we feel very fortunate to have found.
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