1. The History of Foster Care

    As we think of it today, foster care refers to the system of placing minors into wards, group homes, or the private homes of state-certified caregivers. Did you realize, though, that the concept of foster care is actually referenced in religious texts, such as the Bible, Talmud, and Quran? FCCY wanted to share the history of foster care not only because it is interesting, but also because it reall…Read More

  2. Tips to Pass Your Foster Care Home Check

    If you have started the application or thought about becoming a foster parent in Pennsylvania, you have probably heard about the home inspection process. A home inspection is actually one part of your “home study,” where an adoption agent looks into your ability to be an adoptive parent and also makes sure you have a safe place to raise a child. Before you can legally accept a child in need in…Read More

  3. Child Adoption PA

    Activities To Build A Stronger Bond Between You And Your Foster Child

    When you bring a foster child into your home, you hope to bring love and laughter into their lives. Depending on where your foster child was before they reach your home, they can come with their own set of hangups and baggage. However, bonding with your foster child is both rewarding and beneficial for you and the child. If you are considering our foster to adopt program, reach out to our team to …Read More

  4. Tips For Preparing Your Home For Fostering A Child

    Bringing a new child into your home is an exciting experience. Fostering a child provides a safe and loving environment for a child who might otherwise have no place to go. When you are getting ready for the arrival of your foster child, you will probably experience some nerves along with your excitement. One way you can help the process go smoother is to prepare the home for their arrival ahead o…Read More

  5. How To Improve Communication With Your Foster Child

    Fostering a child is a beautiful experience. Being there for a kid during a rocky part of their life is filled with rewards. If you are looking to foster to adopt in Pennsylvania, talk to our team. We always welcome new foster parents into our community. Our goal is to place children into safe, loving homes where they are able to receive the nurturing and guidance they need. Fostering a child can …Read More

  6. The Biggest Myths About Adopting an Older Child

    According to the website AdoptUSKids.org, there are more than 400,000 children in the United States in the foster system. About 1/4 of them are available for adoption. The average age of these children is 8, and the older they get the slimmer the chance is that they will be adopted. That's because some potential families are concerned about adopting an older child into their home. Because of this …Read More

  7. How Will Fostering Affect Your Family?

    If you have children of your own already, you might feel hesitant about becoming a foster parent. One of the first questions a couple asks when they are considering becoming foster parents is "How will this affect my family?" The truth is, it will. Becoming a part of something like this is bound to impact your family. But what many people don't realize is how much that impact will be a good thing…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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