Becoming a Foster / resource Parent

Requirements for Being a resource Parent / foster Home

Becoming a foster / resource parent is easier than you think. Basic resource parent requirements:
  • 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
  • Can be:
    • Married or single
    • Working parents or stay-at-home parents
    Foster / Resource Parent Inquiry Form

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.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Class Date          Time
Orientation Session: 2018   Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 6PM - 8PM
Pre-service Trainings:  Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 9AM - 12PM LUNCH
1PM - 4PM
  • Normal Child Development
  • Child Sexual Development
  • The Impact of Separation and Placement on Children
  Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 4PM
  • Behavior Management
  • Reasonable & Prudent Parenting
  • Foster Parent Graduation

 Click here for 2018 PreService Training Flyer

Session Location (Orientations and Pre-Service trainings):

Montgomery County Human Services Center
First Floor, Room A/B
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA  19401

Get More Information

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