“Money motive in foster care Children: Half of county placements are unnecessary, often driven by desire for funding.” “The county receives nearly $30,000 a year from federal and state governments for each child placed in the system money that goes to pay the stipends of foster parents, but also wages, benefits and overhead costs for child-welfare workers and executives. For some special-needs children, the county receives up to $150,000 annually.” Beneficiaries include state employees, lawyers, court investigators, guardian ad litems, court personnel, judges, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and others. Incentives to put children on more drugs per day involve additional funds and Medicaid……… BUT NOTICE THEY HAVE NO INCENTIVES WHEN IT COMES TO RETURNING CHILDREN TO THEIR PARENTS. Which is why they take them, and fight you every step of the way. Your kids are nothing but winning lottery tickets to Children and Youth Services.