Transform the Life of a Child: Become a Resource Parent/Foster Parent!

Every year, thousands of children enter the child welfare system in need of stability, safety and security. You can make a difference in the life of a child, the lives of their family members and in your own life by opening your home and your heart as a Foster Parent.

Resource care is a temporary arrangement for children who are unable to remain in their own homes due to abuse and/or neglect that puts their safety at risk.

As a Resource Home parent you can open your heart up to an entire family. You can care for a child while also mentoring their parent(s). Becoming a Resource Parent involves providing a safe and nurturing home for a child or youth and working in partnership with their biological family and the Wordsworth CUA Team to make sure their needs are met.

To become a foster parent, you can be single or married and must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a safe home that can accommodate one or more children
  • Pass screening requirements related to child abuse and criminal history clearances
  • Participate in all pre-service training
  • Genuinely enjoy and care about children

Children range in age from infants to teenagers and typically remain in your care for at least a few months. They come from many different ethnic backgrounds. The highest-priority need is for foster homes for sibling groups and older youth. Resource Parents receive special training and ongoing assistance.

For more information please contact Jodi Zimmerman at (215)643-5400, ext. 4388, jzimmerman@wordsworth.org.