The Children's Home is Looking for Foster Parents
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- Created on Thursday, 28 May 2009 11:08
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center is looking for foster parents!
Some birthparents who are considering adoption need time to decide whether to parent their baby or place their baby with an adoptive family. In those cases, The Children’s Home Adoption program looks to their temporary foster families to care for the infants.
Who can be a foster parent?
Anyone with a loving heart and a home environment where babies can thrive and grow can be a foster parent. Foster parents must:
• Live within the greater Pittsburgh area
• Be U.S. citizens
• Have a car
• Not want to add to their families through either birth or adoption
What is involved in foster parenting?
Foster parents are expected to give babies care that is warm and loving. They are also required to take the babies to checkups and to The Children’s Home for visits with their birthfamilies. Foster parents are also provided with 6 hours of training on relevant topics required by the State of Pennsylvania. Our Adoption staff is also always available to provide support to foster parents.
What is the process for becoming a foster parent?
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, contact Joe Ritacco at 412-441-4884 ext.2055 and he will get you started on the family study process.
* While foster parents are not paid, they do receive a small stipend to offset the cost of the baby’s diapers, clothing, and supplies.