So the last thing you wanna see is state-run foster care systems falter. They need to continue to be well funded. And they are: through the Federal Title IV-E program. In 2016, the national total was $7.5 billion.
Keep telling your buddies in DC how important kids are. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
However, giving these programs money by itself (i.e. your tax dollars) won’t guarantee a successful pool of fresh recruits. You need to tip the scales a bit with policies that make getting the child out of the home the priority. Where money flows when the work is done properly (i.e. mom and dad are no longer in the picture).