1. Busting 3 Adoption Myths

    There are a wide range of opinions about adoption floating around out there, but you shouldn’t let any misconceptions keep you from growing your family, especially if adoption is one of your only options. At Keep reading, and ask yourself if any of these adoption myths are keeping you from pursuing the family you want and deserve. It’s Easier to Adopt Internationally Many people who consider a…Read More

  2. 4 Tips For Fostering Teens

    Fostering a teenager can be a downright scary endeavor. For one thing, it can be much more difficult to manage and bond with an unfamiliar teenager than with an unfamiliar child of a younger age. Teens are naturally more independent, and they’re already dealing with the physical, emotional, and social turmoil of teenhood without the added stress of a new living situation with a new guardian who …Read More

  3. Preparing A Bedroom For Your Foster Child

    When you choose to become a foster parent through Family Care For Children & Youth, your case manager will provide the support and training you need. Our goal is to teach our foster families our proven techniques, responses, and theories in order to ensure the development of strong, productive relationships. While we take care of getting you ready for your first placement, you’ll need to mak…Read More

  4. Five Common Myths About Foster Parenting

    Have you considered becoming a foster parent in PA but been turned off to the idea by commonly held misconceptions? Many potential foster parents come across the foster system’s myths and horror stories and assume that fostering is simply not in their stars. Don’t let commonly held misconceptions determine whether or not you decide to become a foster parent. Review the myths below, and ask you…Read More

  5. Problem Behaviors in Foster Children Following Placement

    When a foster child is first placed in your home, there will likely be an adjustment period before he or she becomes comfortable. It takes time, after all, for people to get used to being around each other, even children and adults. Remember to show patience, and stay in contact with your agency support. Besides being patient, it will be important for you to understand any problematic behaviors yo…Read More

  6. How Foster Care Donations In Pennsylvania Help At-Risk Kids

    Charitable donations aren't only a smart financial decision, they’re also a powerful way to give back to people in your community. If you're looking for a local charity that's dedicated to helping children and families, Family Care for Children & Youth (FCCY) is open to donations of any size. Here's how foster care donations in Pennsylvania work to build a better future for at-risk kids. Eve…Read More

  7. Adoption: Making Families for Couples with Infertility

    Infertility is an emotionally draining condition that causes a slew of depression, anxiety, and anger for couples that are faced with the possibility of never having a biological child of their own. There are always options such as fertility medications and in vitro fertilization but what happens when those fail? For couples and individuals who want to be parents but are unable to do so for any nu…Read More

  8. Foster Family Safety Requirements In PA

    There are many Pennsylvania children in need of temporary and emergency foster care. At Family Care for Children and Youth, we provide these children with stability by placing them with caring, nurturing, and supportive foster families. We’re always looking for new affectionate families to join our agency. If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, review the following state safety requir…Read More

  9. The Requirements Of A Pennsylvania Foster Family

    At Family Care for Children and Youth, we are always actively seeking potential foster families to join our private agency. Although adoption is ideal when dealing with situations where the child cannot return to his/her biological family, we also need families willing to provide temporary and emergency foster care. In the state of Pennsylvania, there are certain requirements that foster parent…Read More

  10. What is a non profit organization?

    Family Care for Children and Youth is a private, non profit social service agency providing foster care and adoption services to children in Pennsylvania. If you’ve browsed our website, then you already know this about us, but can you say with confidence what a non profit organization is? Most of us have heard the term “non profit” before, but the phrase can be misleading, and many have misc…Read More