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Foster & Kinship Care Services
Our Foster and Kinship Care programs provide temporary care for children until reunification with the biological family can occur. New Foundations, Inc. services children referred from Philadelphia, Delaware and Lancaster counties from infancy through 18 years of age. When the need arises, these children are placed in qualified, approved foster homes or in the case of Kinship Care, the homes of relatives or extended family members. The primary goal of Foster and Kinship Care is to reunify the child with their biological family.

Adoption Services
New Foundations, Inc. is committed to finding adoptive homes for children. New Foundations finalizes adoptions for children referred through the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, and through the State Wide Adoption Network (SWAN). Foster families have the opportunity to adopt children who are placed in their home. To be considered as an adoptive family, the parental rights of the child in care must be terminated. The family must also undergo a comprehensive home study that will help our adoption specialists determine whether the home is an appropriate adoptive placement. We also provide pre and post-adoptive counseling to our children and families.

Post Adoption services may include Case Assessment, Case Management and Respite. Please contact the Adoption Unit if you are interested in Post Adoption Services. Any child who resides in Pennsylvania and has been adopted or is in a home through Permanent Legal Custody is eligible for these free services, even if the adoption was finalized in another state or another country.

Occasionally, some children require counseling services to address emotional or mental health needs. To ensure that the child's needs are being met in a timely fashion, New Foundations may refer the child to be evaluated for treatment to determine whether therapy services are appropriate. If it is determined that services should be provided, New Foundations will coordinate with the assigned Behavioral Health provider and the referred agency to coordinate therapeutic services for the child and family. In addition, all New Foundations staff is trained in the basic principles of Reality Therapy/Choice Theory (RT/CT). Staff also provides foster parent training and the facilitation of life skill, therapeutic and psycho-educational groups for our children and families. These services are designed to provide internal support to children and families until external counseling services begin.

New Foundations provides aftercare services for all children and families who have achieved the permanency goals of Reunification, Adoption or Permanent Legal Custodianship. The services provided include case management, respite, therapy, support services and monitoring through collateral contacts. Aftercare services are provided for a minimum of twelve months after the child and family achieve their permanency goal. This service is designed to monitor and support families during their transition from foster/kinship care and assists them in functioning independent of the child welfare system.


Non Discrimination in Services Clause: Admissions, the provision of services and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency) age or sex.

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Philadelphia Program Office
7210 Rising Sun Avenue Suite A
Administrative Office Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 203-8733
(215) 745-0329 (Fax)
Toll Free: 1-877-NFI-4KID

  Swarthmore Program Office
630 Fairview Road, Suite 202
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 328-4631 (Fax)





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