FOSTER CARE

At Auberle, we encourage all individuals and families considering opening their homes to become foster families to ask questions. We understand your concerns and are here to walk with you! If you’re asking yourself if fostering is right for you, the truth is, we believe it can be. We believe that every heart needs a home, and hope that love carries you to become a foster parent with Auberle.

Contact us to learn more about becoming a foster parent

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What You Need to Be a Foster Parent

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have permanent United States citizenship 

  • Pass all applicable child/criminal clearances

  • Complete annual training hours 

  • Be checked by a physician 

  • Pass a financial inspection and credit check

Support for Foster Parents

Fostering can present challenges as you work towards healing for the child in your care. Auberle recognizes this and presents you with the tools and support you need to help your foster child thrive. This support can include: 

  • An orientation session

  • Training on child development and trauma-informed practices

  • Ongoing support from a professional caseworker 

  • 24-hour crisis intervention services

  • Respite Care

FOSTER GOODNESS - TEEN FOSTER CARE

There are dozens of teenagers in Allegheny County who need your help and heart. Auberle is part of a campaign called Foster Goodness which provides positive outcomes for teens in Foster Care and to attract more families to foster teenagers.

 

Our Teen Foster Care Program works with youth ages 12 to 21 to develop permanent and personal connections with caring adults to further their education, explore unlimited employment opportunities and teach them not only how to survive but also how to thrive.