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Criteria to Become A Resource Caregiver
The criteria provided below outlines the requirements to become a resource caregiver. We have listed several helpful links to assist you. If you have more questions or require additional information, please call Family Pathways at 724-284-9440 and ask for Taylor or email her at .
The following is the mandated criteria to become a foster parent:
Complete the application and orientation process
Yearly Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Clearance, and an Extensive Background Check are required for anyone 18 years or older in the home
Complete Mandated Reporter Training is required for anyone 18 years or older in the home
Maintain yearly physicals
Complete the home safety process
Complete training hours (12 hours for foster care and 24 for adoption)
Review Policy Paperwork
Verify Financial Stability (Social Security Verification Required)
If not city water, must submit and pass yearly water test
Starting the Process to Become A Resource Caregiver
To begin the process, complete the following steps and mail the required documents to Family Pathways at
100 Brugh Ave Butler, PA 16001 Attn: Taylor DeGreen or you may email the documents to .
Fill out the application below
Provide pictures of your home (inside and out)
Write a brief biography about your family and why you wish to become a resource caregiver
Resources to Become A Resource Caregiver
Please see the following attachments and links below to begin the process in becoming a Resource Caregiver:
Application for a Resource Caregiver
What to expect on your first home visit with us
Resource Family Manual - 1st Section
Family Disaster Plan
Resource Family Manual - 2nd Section
Current Policies and Procedures
Family Pathways is open to single parents and same sex couples as potential resource caregivers.
If you have already adopted a child and are looking for more support after the adoption, please visit our Permanency page or visit http://www.adoptpakids.org/ to gain more information on post-permanency services.