1. Transitioning From a Foster Home to an Adoptive Home

    If you’re seriously considering adopting a child using Pennsylvania adoption services, then you need to start preparing for the transition as soon as possible. In today’s post, we’re going to cover a few tips you can use to help the newest member of your home feel safe and supported. Of course, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach that can be applied to each and every child. If you wou…Read More

  2. Why You Should Consider Adopting a Child

    Thousands of children enter the Pennsylvania foster care system every year. Many of them wait to be placed into loving and supportive homes, but the process can take time. Adoption can be viewed from a number of different angles, but in today’s post, we’re going to explain why adoption is beneficial to birth mothers, children, and families. Family Care for Children & Youth is proud to prov…Read More

  3. Foster Care FAQs

    Did you know that approximately 25,000 children in Pennsylvania are not currently living with their families? This number might seem shocking, but foster care provides you with the opportunity to make a significant difference. In today’s post, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions we’ve received about foster care in Pennsylvania. Family Care for Children & Youth proudly…Read More

  4. Why Summer Is The Best Time To Foster

    If you’re thinking of becoming a foster parent, there’s no better time to commit to the cause than during the summer. Deciding to become a foster family isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, and it comes with great joys as well as additional responsibilities. Summertime represents one of the best seasons for foster care for a few reasons — and not just because school is out. Summertime Is …Read More

  5. Different Types Of Foster Care Explained

    Foster care seems like a simple enough concept: a family provides a home and takes custody of a child in need. In reality, however, there are several different types of foster care depending on the scenario. At our foster care agency in Pennsylvania, we field many questions about the differences between foster care types. As such, we created this resource to outline the different types of foster c…Read More

  6. Foster Care and Taxes: What You Need To Know

    When you decide to become a foster care family in Pennsylvania, your first thought probably isn’t, “I’m going to get some tax breaks!” Instead, you’ll be spending time preparing your home for its inspection, anticipating questions your foster child might ask and how to answer them, and planning activities that will bolster the bond between you and your foster child. When April 15 does co…Read More

  7. 6 Ways To Help Your Foster Child Adjust

    Bringing a foster child into your home is a rewarding, rich experience. It can also plague with you self-doubt and insecurities though, especially toward the beginning. “How to be a foster parent?” is in all of your online searches, along with “How can I make sure my foster child like me?” These may be just a few of the questions you find yourself asking, but our foster care agency in Penn…Read More

  8. Pennsylvania Foster Care Facts

    At our foster care agency in Pennsylvania, one of our primary purposes involves demystifying foster care and answering frequently asked questions about the foster system. Many of our foster families don’t know much about foster care, aside from the perception they’ve gathered from the media or popular culture, before they begin the process of becoming a foster family. Foster Care in Pennsylvan…Read More

  9. Alternative Birthday Present Ideas: Non-Profit Donations

    According to Giving USA 2017, the annual report on non-profit donations and charitable giving in the United States, the nation made 390.05 billion dollars of charitable donations in 2017. This figure is record-breaking, and it signals a four-percent increase in giving by individuals across all nine philanthropy subsectors. In total, giving rose by 2.7 percent. Giving USA labels the philanthropy su…Read More

  10. 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