Foster Care

Foster Care was designed to be a temporary service to children until they can safely return to their own homes.  Sometimes birth families are unable to have their children reunited with them and in those cases foster families may become the child’s adoptive home.

There are many children in the foster care system who are in need of adoptive homes. Families interested in adopting these children may first be asked to serve as their foster parents.

Foster parents receive financial support for the care of the children in their homes and the cost to become an approved foster family is minimal.  Foster care can be a good way to get some experience parenting children who need families before making a commitment to adopt.

Common Sense Adoption Services works with many different child welfare agencies in the area to provide foster care services.  As one of our foster families we work with you and the placing agencies to make a good match between you and a child.  It is important that the short and long term goals for that child and for your family mesh.

If you are interested in learning more about foster care or foster-to-adopt opportunities, call us at 717-412-0772 or 1-800-445-2444 or e-mail us at to set up an individual orientation at our office with an experience professional.