Foster Care & Intensive Famly Based Non RTF
In Pennsylvania, there are between 13,000-15,000 kids in foster care. Our program at The Children’s Home of Easton offers children and youth of all ages an opportunity to live in a family-based environment while providing as much normalcy as possible.
Who are the Kids?
Each child’s situation is unique. Some are dealing with difficult family situations, and others are struggling emotionally. Some kids will be reunified with their families, while others are seeking permanency. Nevertheless, they all have one thing in common: They have all experienced a significant amount of trauma and need a family to care for them and support them in reaching their goals and full potential!
Who are the Foster Families?
Foster families are regular people, just like you! Some are married, and others are single. Some are home owners, and others rent. It doesn’t matter! It all begins with opening your heart and your home to a child in need!
In addition to General Foster Care, The Children’s Home of Easton also offers Intensive Family-Based Foster Care for kids that may require some additional support due to emotional delays, behavioral issues, and significant trauma.
In order to become a foster or adoptive resource in Pennsylvania, you will need to meet the following criteria:
Be at least 21 years old
Pass all screening requirements and background checks
Pass a medical examination, which includes being free from communicable diseases
All foster families are provided a training curriculum, which is provided free of charge by The Children’s Home of Easton and is coordinated by the Program Director to meet your scheduling needs.
For more information on our program and becoming a foster parent, please fill out the form under the 'Ways to Help' tab or call 610-258-2831.