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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 an orientation class and all of the pre-service foster parent training classes in a session.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Class Date Time
Orientation: * Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 7 PM - 9 PM
Preservice Trainings: * Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

* Session Location:
Montgomery County Human Services Center
Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA  19401

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


Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA 19404

Ph: 610-278-5800 Main Office (M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Ph: 610-275-1222 (After hours, Weekends and Holidays)
Fx: 610-278-5898

1-800-932-0313 PA Child Abuse Hot-Line

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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.