1. Questions to Ask Yourself Before Fostering

    Are you considering becoming a foster parent, but you’re not quite sure if it really is the path for you? We understand your hesitation, and although Pennsylvania is always in need of more fantastic foster families, fostering is not necessarily the right fit for everyone. Providing a stable and loving home for a child in need is truly a great thing, but be sure to ask yourself the following ques…Read More

  2. My Friend is a Foster Parent

    If you don’t foster children yourself, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to interact with foster children and even their foster families. Maybe you once loved to visit your brother’s house, spending the evenings unwinding with family, but now he has invited a new child into his home, and you’re nervous about what this new dynamic will do to the old one. Maybe your best friend has dec…Read More

  3. 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

  4. The Legal Rights of Foster Parents

    In our previous blog post, we looked at some of the legal rights guaranteed to children within the foster care system. As important as it is for you to understand those rights as a foster parent, it is equally as important for you to understand your own legal rights. The State of Pennsylvania follows the guidelines established by the 2010 Children in Foster Care Act when it comes to legal rights w…Read More

  5. Your Foster Child’s Legal Rights

    In the State of Pennsylvania, foster care children are legally guaranteed certain rights according to the 2010 Children in Foster Care Act. Like the United States Bill of Rights, this legislation is meant to protect the rights of a certain group of people, in this case the young men and women in the foster care system. As a foster parent, it is important that you are familiar with and understand t…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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