If you’ve been thinking about welcoming a child in your home as a foster parent, there are so many reasons why this can be a rewarding experience for both you and the child. Fostering can help establish a continued family support system for that child, during a time of transition to either adoption or returning to their birth parents. Family Foster Care (FFC) is a planned, goal directed service that includes providing:
- 24-hour care for children in an approved foster home (no more than six youth, including natural children)
- Services to birth/legal parents (and other potential permanent caregivers) aimed at achieving permanency for children through reunification with birth/legal parents, adoption, or permanent legal custodianship
- Services to prepare youth aged 14 years and older for independent living.
Kin refers to any individual who has a relationship with the child or the child’s family. This individual can be related to the child through blood or marriage or be a godparent as recognized by the church, or be an influential part of the child’s life. Delta believes in maintaining family ties as much as possible in order to best meet the child’s needs and is proud to offer Kinship Foster Care, so that children can benefit from remaining with members of their extended family. During this time families recieive caseworker counseling to aid all parties in their transition to permanency.
Delta provides foster care services in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties. Contact one of our foster care specialists for more information.