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Become a Foster Parent!


Being a Foster Parent is one of the most rewarding experiences!


To request more information about becoming a Foster Parent, click here


Click here to complete a Foster Parent Application 
(For printable version - click here)


What is the application process?  Delta's prospective foster parents participate in a thorough application and training process before children and youth are placed in their homes.  Background checks, a complete application including references, and a home visit are required.  Delta's training is comprehensive and includes topics, such as CPR, First Aid, and Crisis Management.


What are the rewards?  Helping a child or youth through a difficult time due to family instability often provides its own rewards.  Many of Delta's foster parents have helped dozens of children and also provided important mentoring services, enabling other parents to succeed while growing personally and professionally.  The value of helping our children and youth reach their potential is immeasurable, yet so necessary to our community. 



Visit our monthly orentation class

Call or email us for dates and times.
     Patricia Gordon

     Foster Parent Recruiter


     215-887-6300 x186


Or click here to send us a note to tell us about your interest.



  • 21 years of age or older
  • Valid driver's license or State ID
  • Submit a completed Foster Parent Application
  • Provide proof of income for the previous two years
    (ex: tax return, W2, or a letter from your employer verifying length of employment and salary)
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Copy of driver's license, vehicle registration, and auto insurance
  • Proof of homeowner's insurance (if applicable)
  • Proof of renter's insurance (if applicable)


*Please note: All prospective foster parents are required to submit a completed foster parent application, as well as a criminal, child abuse, and FBI finger print clearances for all individuals living in the home who are 18 years of age and older.  Individuals ages 14 to 17 years old are only required to submit criminal and child abuse clearances.  Delta will pay for clearances for applicant 1 and applicant 2.  Applicants must be husband/wife, significant other, and/or life partner.  Also, applicants must have their physician complete a required physical form.