The Eckels Adoption Agency, Inc.

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994 Vallamont Drive
Williamsport, PA 17701
United States

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DayHours
Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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The Eckels Adoption Agency along with Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries offers a range of social services for children, youths, and families.  Our permanency-focused services offer adoption, foster care and foster-to-adopt services, with an emphases on finding families for older youths.  

Additionally we offer at-risk youth programs, including a weekend alternative program, day treatment, sexual-offender services, mentoring program for youths who have aged out of county systems, a range of experiential wilderness-based services, family and mental health counseling and supportive programs, pregnancy services and Girls on the Run® councils


Services and information

  • 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.


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