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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 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-II* Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Pre-service Trainings:  Monday, Feb 29, 2016 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2016 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 6:30PM - 9:30PM 

Click here for 2016 Session II 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.


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.