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.
Read the latest about foster care in Philadelphia
Hello and welcome to the Fostering Philly blog! Below, find some of our latests posts on foster care, Philadelphia, and parenting.
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.