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 pre-service foster parent training classes in a session.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Class Date          Time
Orientation Session: 2017-V  Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6PM - 8PM
Pre-service Trainings:   Saturday,
September 9, 2017
9AM - 12PM then
1PM - 4PM
September 30, 2017
9AM - 12PM then
1PM - 4PM

 Click here for 2017 Session V 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 foster parent pre-service training, please contact Recruiter Bill Carroll by calling 610-278-5853.