Families United Network, Inc.

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412 South Angle Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Families United Network, Inc. began operating on July 1, 1996, as a private foster care provider. The agency is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as a voluntary child welfare agency. The company began by servicing a small number of children from several counties spread across the state of Pennsylvania. Initially, the agency provided foster care services in the central, western, and north-central parts of the state.

Today, Families United Network, Inc. provides care to over five hundred children through foster care, adoption, and residential services.

There are offices and residential facilities throughout Pennsylvania. New programs are considered and developed regularly in order to strengthen our continuum of services to help children and families.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care in Pennsylvania. Foster parents for children in need must:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting
  • Have time and energy to devote to fostering
  • Live in a safe and healthy environment
  • Prove good health through a medical examination/physical
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Clear all home safety requirements
  • Complete required pre-service training hours
  • Finish the Home Inspection

After fulfilling all requirements during the approval process, licensed foster parents can welcome a foster child into their home. To maintain a valid license, foster parents must also participate in ongoing training each year.

All adults who are living in homes with foster children in Pennsylvania must pass a required criminal background check and fingerprinting. This includes adult children who are family members living at home.

There are other, more detailed requirements for foster homes, such as having a flushing toilet and an operable phone. Prospective foster parents will learn more details during foster parent orientation.

Once you've decided to foster, you can contact a public or private foster agency or the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. Foster agencies screen and train prospective foster families and ensure applicants are good candidates for foster care.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.3 / 5
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Jul 29, 2019

Great workers

Rating: 5

Marc Nel
Jan 11, 2019

It was a huge blessing to see how dedicated these this organization is to the care snd welfare of children in foster care

Rating: 5

Renee Harper
Dec 30, 2018

I looked at several different foster agencies before deciding on FUN based on the fact that their office staff could answer my questions about how to get started. That's not something I found elsewhere. Things can be complicated and confusing, but I have found that they are always there for me to support and guide me. They are knowledgeable, accessible, professional yet personable and supportive.

Rating: 5

Leisa Leber
Oct 16, 2018

Caring, dedicated, and professional

Rating: 5

Deb Long
Jan 03, 2016

We tried for over 15 years to have a baby and couldn't, we went to families united and went thru process and were approved, were waiting, they told us there was a 2 and 4 year old coming to us, we have never been thru this so we asked if it was for sure and our caseworker said yes, I said is there any chance it would fall thru and they said that only if someone kidnapped the kids and left the state. We had a huge party, people donated things for the little boy and girl appropriate for their age, toys, clothes, everything as we waited, the day came and they said they went to another family!? It was devastating, they said that there are tons of families applying at the same time and they pick the best one, they never told us this before. We switched to children and youth, that is where the kids come into first. We got a 2 day old baby boy just as we wanted, fits right in with our family, we adopted him and got to raise him as our own. "FUN" was very unprofessional and not honest, a waste of time.

Rating: 1