We are getting licensed to do foster care, hoping for a baby we can eventually adopt. We are doing reasonably well financially, but would like to stay in the "reasonably well" category by not incurring thousands in adoption fees.
I know that whatever child is placed in our will be eligible for WIC and maybe other benefits. My question is, is it wrong to collect on WIC for the child, and then donate whatever we get in the form of diapers or formula that we don't need (we use cloth diapers and have a friend who may be able to pump for us if we can time it right)? It seems like stealing, even if it is going to be donated to a women's shelter/food bank instead of being sold for profit. But then, people who need the food bank/shelters are often in need of state-sponsored assistance anyway (even if they don't actually receive it), so it's a wash, right? WWYD?