The Salvation Army Children's Services

Contact Information

425 Allentown Drive
Suite 1
Allentown, PA 18109
United States

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DayHours
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 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Every child, from birth to twenty-one years of age, deserves a safe, nurturing place to call home. The Salvation Army Children's Services: Foster Care and Adoption Program helps connect children in the Lehigh Valley and Southeast Pennsylvania with safe, loving, and caring homes and families. We offer various foster care and adoption services as well as training and support.

As a foster parent or adoptive parent with our program, you will receive close, personalized attention from caring staff and ongoing support throughout your journey. With offices in Allentown, PA and Souderton, PA, we are ranked in the top 5% of children’s service agencies monitored by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, scoring 100% on all agency audit requirements for for the past four years in a row.

Adoption
With over 2,000 foster children in Pennsylvania waiting for a forever family, the need for loving families is great.
Every child, from birth to twenty one years of age, deserves a safe, nurturing place to call home. The Salvation Army Children's Services: Foster Care and Adoption Program helps connect children in the Lehigh Valley and Southeast Pennsylvania with safe, loving, and caring homes 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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Erika Rosa
May 20, 2021

I highly recommended NOT using them.

Rating: 1

Leanne Robert
Jul 23, 2019

Excellent staff who truly care, and are very professional😊

Rating: 5

Barbara O'Neill
Jul 07, 2017

Staff is friendly and very caring.

Rating: 5