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: 2017-I * Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 6:00PM - 8:00PM 
Pre-service Trainings:   Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
(Montgomery County Human Services Center)
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Lunch Break
1:00PM - 4:00PM
  Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM 

 Click here for 2017 Session I 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 unless otherwise indicated):
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 pre-service training, please contact Recruiter Bill Carroll by calling 610-278-5853.