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Hello and welcome to the Fostering Philly blog! Below, find some of our latests posts on foster care, Philadelphia, and parenting.
Best Foster Care Blogs of 2020
Foster care is not a solo experience. Anyone who has fostered knows that every week (and sometimes every day) can bring up many questions and doubts. With that in mind, we’ve gathered together some of the best foster care blogs of 2020.
WIC Support for Foster Children in Pennsylvania
When we first started in foster care, we were unfamiliar with WIC. It took us a whole host of blunders before we finally got things up and running for our little girl. Learn all about how WIC applies to foster families.
Fostering Infants and Babies
New and potential foster parents often ask about fostering babies. Are there many newborns that need homes in Philadelphia? Can I choose to only accept infants? Is it possible to adopt babies from foster care? In this post, we’ll attempt to answer some of these questions for foster parents interested in caring for little ones.
Our First Foster Care Placement
We had only been certified as foster parents in Philadelphia for 2 days when we got our first foster care placement. It turns out that is not too uncommon – there is a great need for foster parents in Philly. It was around 8pm and our two girls were already in bed. A caseworker at a local hospital called and told us she had a newborn in need of a home.
Getting Started in Philadelphia Foster Care
Our journey started over two years ago when staff from a local foster care agency, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), in Northeast Philadelphia, gave an introductory training and Q&A at our church. After that initial exposure, we were pretty sure we wanted to be a part of foster care in Philly.
Learn More About Foster Care
The following guides can help get you up to speed on several important aspects of foster care in Philadelphia.
Caseworkers and Visits
Learn about the different types of caseworkers, home visits, and parent visits.