Foster Care FAQs

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The road to becoming a certified foster parent with Tabor begins with completing our general pre-service training class series. Our training classes are generally six weeks long, with one class per week.

Topics covered during the training sessions are:

  • Overview on children from the system
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Fire Safety
  • Health and Wellness and more!

During the pre-service training process, candidates must apply for required clearances:

FBI, Child Abuse and State Criminal Record. Additional documents will be collected during this process to allow us to get to know each candidate and his/her background for screening purposes.

Tabor is one of Philadelphia’s premier Treatment Foster Care agencies offering treatment level training. In addition to the General Pre-Service training listed above we offer advanced training classes for treatment level children once the general training classes are completed.

Once you complete the Pre-service training classes you may be eligible to move on to the Home Study portion of the certification, where a Tabor designee would come to your home to inspect and assure it is fit for a foster child placement.

Are You Ready to Get Started?  

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Are you presently employed and/or have a source of income?
  • Can you provide a loving and nurturing home for a child?

If you answered yes to these questions, complete and submit our questionnaire here to have our Recruiter contact you!

OR Call us, toll-free: 1-800-220-3449, extension 350. Just tell us you are interested in learning more about the joys, rewards, and challenges of foster parenting.

OR contact one of our recruiters directly!

Lorenzo Shedrick
Resource Parent Recruiter
(215) 842-4800 Ext. 342
Lorenzo.Shedrick@tabor.org

Dana Wallace
Resource Parent Recruiter
(215)842-4800 Ext. 322
Dana.Wallace@Tabor.org

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