A baby on the way
Are you expecting a baby? Congratulations! We help you give your bundle of joy the best start in life. You are also entitled to a starting amount if you are adopting a child. Read more about this here.
If you reside in Flanders, you can apply for the starting amount even if your baby has not yet been born! Simply complete your application via our handy online tool and we will process it swiftly and accurately. You will receive the starting amount from KidsLife 2 months prior to your expected due date.
As a foster parent, you are responsible for the care and costs associated with raising your foster child. You will therefore receive the full basic amount, potentially supplemented with care and social allowances for your foster child. You do not need to apply for this. We are automatically informed of the placement by the competent foster care authorities and will immediately make the necessary changes to your file!
Adopting a child is a major commitment. Parents in Flanders who welcome an adopted child into their family from 1/1/2019 are also entitled to a starting amount. This supplementary allowance is the same as the starting amount for newborns.