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Foster Parenting

APM’s Pradera program provides foster care, kinship care and treatment foster care training for parents across the Philadelphia region. We are always looking for compassionate families to join our mission to enhance the lives of children in need. Becoming a resource parent through the Pradera program ensures that you are prepared for all of the challenges and rewards that come with parenting your own child.

What does it take to become a Resource Parent?

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • All adults in the household will be subject to a child abuse clearance
  • Must have a home free of health and safety hazards to comfortably accommodate a child
  • Must be able and willing to provide care and guidance to a child in need on a daily basis
  • In some cases, foster parents are considered as candidates for adoptive or custodial resources for the child

Adoption


Adoption – in partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services, APM provides counseling for children and families, including adoptions and aftercare via the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). We provide this service to children from new born to age 22.

Adoptive families provide a safe and nurturing home for children who cannot safely return to their birth family. Hundreds of children in Philadelphia are currently waiting for an adoptive home. Most children who are adopted through APM are adopted by their foster parents or a relative who has been providing care.

For more information on training or becoming a Foster Parent, (267) 296-7285 or visit our offices at 2637 N. 5th Street 19133.

For more information on becoming an adoptive parent, (267) 507-1326 or visit our offices at 2637 N. 5th Street 19133.

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