Foster Care

Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster parenting may be the greatest yet most rewarding challenges you and your family will ever undertake on behalf of children in need. If you are able to give a child a stable and loving home environment you may want to consider becoming a foster parent.

Who is Eligible?

To be a foster parent you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Be able to meet your family's financial obligations
  • Have a stable family relationship
  • Have respect and caring for children and families
  • Have housing that provides a safe and healthy environment
  • Accept the temporary nature of foster parenting

Children and Youth Services conducts a home study and training for approval, ongoing support and training by experienced professionals and per diems for children placed.

Learn More

Would you like to learn more about being a foster parent? Call us at 724-430-1283, or contact us by email.