- There is no age limit; an adoptive or foster parent must be at least 21 years old.
- Couples or single women and men, with our without children, may apply for adoption. (Both parents must apply and both must complete all procedures and paperwork in order to be placed with a child.)
- Applicants are required to have a stable income sufficient to meet existing family needs.
- Applicants may own or rent their residence.
- Persons who are active with the protective services unit of a child welfare agency are NOT eligible to adopt or foster.
- Applicants must be in reasonable good health.
- A physician must complete an agency health form and TB test for all individuals 18 years or older living in the applicants household.
- No parent or any member of the family household may have been convicted of any offense related to child abuse or other violent assaultive behavior. A police clearance, child abuse registry clearance and FBI Clearance of all applicants and household members age 14 and over is required by Pennsylvania state law.
Become a Foster or Foster-to-Adopt Parent
Request your information packet about foster care and foster-to-adopt