Foster Care

We believe that a loving, supportive, stable family atmosphere is the best possible environment for raising children. As a result, we aim to place children in loving, nurturing homes where they will have every chance to succeed.

Program Goals and Objectives

Foster care provides substitute family life experience for a child at a time of crisis or need. It is temporary care. Foster families provide parental care and supervision. They work with agency staff to achieve permanence for the child.

While foster care is not a lifetime commitment, it is meaningful to a child during his/her time of need. Therefore, we provide stable foster care homes to children who may be available for adoption.

In addition, we provide temporary care for an identified child who is not yet legally free, within the identified adoptive parent’s home in order to facilitate adoption should that become a possibility. As a result, the family must cooperate with reunification and/or visitation as required by the agency with legal custody. Consequently, we offer counseling and other services to foster parents and the child.

Children’s Aid Society identifies prospective adoptive families who are interested in foster children who are may become available for adoption.

We strive to ensure that no child is denied consideration for foster care for any reason. Most of all, we aim to minimize the number of moves a child has to make within the system.

Children’s Aid Society Foster Care Staff includes:

  • Shannon Kelly, Program Manager
  • Jennifer Weaver, Foster Care Case Worker
  • Krista Kolesar, Foster Care Case Worker
  • Missy Sloppy, Blended Case Worker
  • Lori Baronak, Blended Case Worker
  • Kate Wood, Blended Case Worker

To Contact Us:

Children’s Aid Society
Foster Care Program
1008 South 2nd Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Phone: (814) 765-2686
Emergency/On-Call Phone: (814) 762-6076
Fax: (814) 765-6530

Interested? Submit this form to get the process started:

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