Congratulations on your decision to become a foster parent in Pennsylvania — by registering to become a foster family, you’re opening your arms to a child in need.

Before you can start your journey as a foster family, there are a few mandatory (and straightforward) forms to fill out and trainings to complete.

Contact FCCY in Pennsylvania today with any questions.

Steps To Complete Before Becoming A Foster Parent

1. Fill Out a Demographic Survey

Before you begin any training, you must complete this demographics resource form from the University of Pittsburgh, School Of Social Work.

Once you have completed this basic demographic survey, you can begin training.

2. Complete Required Training

Next, visit to complete trainings related to foster parenting in Pennsylvania.

If you aren’t sure which trainings to complete, contact our team at FCCY.

Who Can Become A Foster Parent In Pennsylvania?

As a reminder, you must meet state eligibility criteria before being approved as a foster family.

To become a foster family in Pennsylvania, you and/or your partner must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Pass an extensive background check
  • Demonstrate financial stability
  • Pass a home inspection
  • Show the ability to provide for a child and meet any specific needs a child has
  • Show emotional and physical health

Our foster care agency will be with you every step of the way, so do not hesitate to call.