Becoming a Foster Parent

Requirements for Being a Foster Parent / Home


Becoming a foster parent is easier than you think. Basic foster parent requirements:
  • Be willing to participate in pre-service foster 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 Public Welfare (DPW)
  • Provide a positive physical and emotional environment for children
  • Can be:
    • Married or single
    • Working parents or stay-at-home parents
    Foster Parent Inquiry Form
 

Pre-service Foster Parent Training


Foster parents are urgently needed for sibling groups, teens, and minority children. In order to become approved as a foster parent, you must attend one (1) orientation class and all three (3) of the pre-service foster parent training classes in a session.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Class Date          Time
Orientation Session:2016-V * Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
                 OR
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
6:00PM - 8:00PM

6:00PM - 8:00PM 
Pre-service Trainings: **  Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday, Sept 10, 2016
(Montgomery County Community College)
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Lunch Break
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 6:00PM - 9:00PM 

 Click here for 2016 Session V Training Flyer

* Session Location (Orientations and Weeknight Pre-Service trainings):
Montgomery County Human Services Center
First Floor, Room A/B
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA  19401

** Session Location (Saturday Pre-Service trainings Only):
Montgomery County Community College
Parkhouse Hall, Room 344 
340 DeKalb Street
Blue Bell, PA  19422
Montgomery County Community College is not affiliated with the event and should not be contacted regarding the program.

Get More Information


For questions or to RSVP for foster parent preservice training, please contact Recruiter Bill Carroll by calling 610-278-5853.