1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The First Week of Fostering: What to Expect

    After you’ve completed all of the initial paperwork, went through the interview process, home check, and were finally approved to foster a child, the journey begins. You wait patiently, or impatiently, for that call from a foster care agency telling you that they are bringing over a child to be placed in your care until more permanent arrangements can be made. The time has finally come when you …Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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