Baby on the way
Are you expecting a baby? Congratulations!
We can 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 Brussels, you can apply for maternity allowance even before your baby is born! Simply complete your application via our handy online tool and we will process it swiftly and accurately. You will receive your maternity allowance 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 allowances and social allowances for your foster child. You do not need to apply for this. We will automatically be 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 who welcome an adopted child into their family are entitled to an adoption bonus. This allowance is the same as the baby bonus for newborns.