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Foster Parent Recruitment


Philly Family Pride has partnered with the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, A Second Chance and DHS to recruit LGBTQ adults (single and partnered) in the Philadelphia area to become foster parents, specifically for LGBTQ youth in the system.

In the fall of 2017, we held three, well-attended information sessions that included basic foster parent requirements information as well as panels of LGBTQ foster parents and former foster youth (one panel pictured below).

Our first successful match came at the very first meeting. You can read more about their family here.

As of January 2018, we are working with A Second Chance to come up with a specific training for LGBTQ parents focused on becoming resources for LGBTQ youth as well as attending meetings with DHS to improve their support of LGBTQ youth. We also will hold three more information sessions this spring for prospective foster parents. Dates TBA.

For more information or with questions, please contact PFP Executive Director Stephanie Haynes at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org.