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    What to Expect as a First-Time Foster Parent

    Anytime you engage in a new adventure, whether that's traveling to a new country or starting a new job, you can be nervous because you don't know what to expect. It's only after you've been in a destination for a while, or you've been in your new job for a few weeks that you begin to feel more comfortable and confident. Many people hesitate to become foster parents because they don't know what to …Read More

  2. 5 Reasons to Become a Foster Parent

    Maybe you or someone you know have been considering becoming a foster parent, but just haven’t taken the steps to do so. When we meet with potential foster parents at Family Care for Children and Youth, we provide them with ample information about what foster care is, who the children are, what the requirements are for foster care, and how to initiate the process. But it is also extremely import…Read More

  3. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Foster Parent

    The decision to become a foster parent is a difficult one. You will be taking a child into your care who is going through a very difficult time in their life, you will need to prepare your home, mentally prepare your family and your own biological children, you’ll need to rearrange your schedule when necessary, and more. But on the other hand, you will also be providing a child in need with a st…Read More

  4. Top Myths Surrounding Foster Care

    Oftentimes what people know, or think they know, about the foster care system is what has been represented through movies or TV. But in reality, the foster care system is full of dedicated and passionate social workers, parents, judges, families in need of help, and children who are often caught in the middle. Foster parents are typically represented by a couple, a stay-at-home mom, a large house,…Read More

  5. What You’ll Learn Outside of Pre-Service Training

    On the surface, being a foster parent may not sound all that difficult — a child is brought into your home for a short period of time while you care for them and provide them with a safe home. But foster care is much more than simply giving a child a place to live and food to eat. It’s providing them with a nurturing home, a loving environment, and a space where they can truly feel loved and c…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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