Family Services of NW PA is a licensed adoption and foster care agency with a strong commitment to Strengthening Families and Transforming Lives. We know that foster families come in all shapes and sizes and believe children of all ages need a stable, loving family. If you're ready to open your heart and home to a child, we want to work with you. Learn how you can make a difference today by becoming a foster parent.
Step 1: Learn More
If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, call Family Services of NW PA at 814-866-4500 (Erie County) to inquire about services. You will be referred to a Permanency Specialist who can answer all your questions and help you start the process.
Step 2: Application
Once you've decided to begin the process of becoming a foster parent, you will be invited to complete an application. At this time you will also begin submitting the required background checks and clearances.
Step 3: Training
We offer free training to all potential foster parents. You will have the opportunity to learn more about children in case and ask any questions you might have.
Step 4: Home Visit
Together, we will schedule a time to meet with you and your family in your home.
Step 5: Gather Remaining Information
Once the home visit is completed, we will gather any additional information needed to complete the process.
Step 6: Approval