1. The Changes In PA Foster Care Over The Past Decade

    The life of an abused or neglected child is not one to envy. It is one that needs care and nourishment. These children need stability, supervision, and support. Gratefully, the good people of Pennsylvania recognize the necessity to care for children who cannot be cared for by his or her own parents. Foster care rates for children in Pennsylvania have drastically dropped in the past decade, yet chi…Read More

  2. Thank You Foster Care Families In PA

    Foster care in the United States is very important. There are many children that are faced with troubling family lives, which is why we make it our life’s mission to ensure these children are cared for and loved. The children are always our main focus, but we care deeply about the family they enter as well. Available 24/7 Foster Care for Children and Youth is always available to contact - 24 hou…Read More

  3. Specialized Foster Family Care in PA

    Foster care is the service and care for children who do not have the emotional or financial support of their birth family. They are taken under the wing of a supportive family for a period of time. Family Care for Children and Youth is an agency that specializes in foster care for children in PA. We do not just meet the minimum standards for foster care, we surpass the standards to give the childr…Read More

  4. What Is The Difference Between Foster Care And Adoption?

    Adoption and foster care are both a means to support children that are in need. Unfortunately, there are many children in Pennsylvania, the United States, and around the world that do not have strong family or monetary foundations. Despite the reason for needing help, these children are welcomed at Family Care for Children and Youth to join families that can care for the child as needed - financia…Read More

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    Becoming A Foster Parent 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 eac…Read More

  6. How To Be An Awesome Foster Care Parent

    The best thing a foster care parent can offer new foster children (and biological children for that matter) is commitment. One of the biggest reasons children have difficult upbringings is due to inconsistent care, love and companionship. Kids just want to be loved. Kids want to know you care about what they did that day and that you are there for support. The steps to becoming a foster parent can…Read More

  7. Ways To Make Foster Kids Feel Welcome In A New Home Part 2

    Once you’ve made your introductions to your new child (as described in Part 1), it’s time to give him or her a tour of their new PA foster care home. Some great places to start are where your foster child will be sleeping and where he or she can put clothing and personal belongings. A small gesture that can make a great difference is leaving a night light in the bedroom and bathroom near by. C…Read More

  8. Ways To Make Foster Kids Feel Welcome In A New Home Part 1

    Congratulations! You’ve received the great news that you’ll be receiving a foster child; your first mission should be to find out as much as you can about your new family member. Don’t be afraid to ask too many questions. While your FCCY representative may not know all of the answers, it’s a great place to start. Especially ask about past history in foster care before you meet your child. …Read More

  9. 4 Things To Know Before You Become A Foster Care Parent

    Becoming a foster parent is a great thing for children born into difficult families. These are children coming from abusive, neglecting, and troublesome homes. These children may have been exposed to sexual or physical abuse, drug addicted parents or abandonment. They are heartbroken, angry and desperate for love. You can help. Foster care is the answer. It’s important for you to know that becom…Read More