Requirements for Being a resource Parent/Foster Home
Becoming a foster/resource family is easier than you think. Families are urgently needed for a diverse population of children including sibling groups, teens, and children with challenging behaviors.
Be willing to participate in pre-service resource parent training
Be at least 21 years old
Have a home or apartment that meets basic standards as set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS)
Provide a positive physical and emotional environment for children
Married or single
Working parents or stay-at-home parents
Pre-service Foster / Resource Parent Training
Resource parents are urgently needed for sibling groups, teens, and minority children. In order to become approved as a resource parent, you must attend one (1) orientation class and all pre-service resource parent training classes in a session.