Family Care For Children & Youth

Foster care family in PA.

Becoming a foster parent in PA is an honorable, caring, and selfless act. You give a damaged child a new chance at family life. In an effort to protect the children, before you can become a foster parent, you must prove that you are worthy to take on the responsibility. Each case is individual, so please call us to talk about details; however, there are some umbrella requirements that apply to each applicant:

  • Each foster parent must be at least 21 years old
  • Foster parents must complete a medical physical
  • Foster families must comply with Child Protective Services

These requirements are non-negotiable. So why are there requirements for having a foster child while any person can have a child no matter the above circumstances?  It’s simple. Children that need foster care are children that have typically been through a traumatic experience. The child needs a mature, healthy, protective foster parent to provide a home. There’s no room in the foster care world for parents that will continue to cause harm or damage to the child’s life.

In addition to these requirements for foster parents, it’s generally helpful if you additionally have the following characteristics:

  • Care about the child!
  • Superior supervision skills
  • Community and family support
  • Stable emotions and health
  • Many, many personal qualities that children find comforting

If there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that Family Care for Children and Youth appreciates each and every person striving for foster parenthood here in Pennsylvania. Thank you for your love and service.

At Family Care for Children & Youth, all case managers have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have received training in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. Case managers also complete a number of additional training programs throughout the course of each year.

The mission of Family Care for Children & Youth, Inc. is to be the best social service agency committed to providing an excellent standard of care and culturally competent services while communicating compassion, empathy, and hope for the future.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Happy Families Say It All

Check out our success stories below


They care about the children and are very thorough

My husband and I always tell people that talk to us about wanting to foster or adopt about our agency.  We enjoy working with this agency because the staff not only care about the careful p…Read More

Alice Cedrone

We enjoy giving back

Fostering is very positive experience not only for ourselves but also for the child’s well-being.  We enjoy giving back. Providing a loving, nurturing home to a child gives the child an o…Read More

Millie Flores

We would recommend FCCY

Picking FCCY to work with has been the best thing my husband and I could have done. We have had only positive experiences with this agency. The case managers are so good and give you total s…Read More

P. Kyler


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