Foster Care

Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent

In Philadelphia, thousands of children come into out-of-home care each year. Many of these children are placed in temporary foster care while the family and social workers work together to build upon a family’s existing strengths, address concerns, and when at all possible, reunite the children with their family in a safe, loving home. 

Unfortunately, this is not always possible, and it is sometimes necessary to find another permanent placement option for a child; in many situations this means adoption.

Both foster and adoptive families are invaluable community resources and crucial to the healthy development of the most vulnerable children in our city. Becoming a foster or adoptive parent to an older child, a child with special needs or a sibling group can be an exceptional experience for those who understand that short-term challenges lead to long-term rewards. It’s not easy. It takes willingness, commitment, patience, understanding, and above all else, a big heart with love to spare. 

We encourage you to contact Turning Points and find out more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, and we hope that you will begin the process towards changing the life of a child waiting for a loving, permanent home to call their own.

Please fill out this brief contact form, and one of your Resource Home Coordinators will be in touch with you.

You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 267.495.TP4C (267.495.8742) for more information about our foster care program.

For a dates and times of our upcoming Foster Parent Orientations, click here.