Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries - Berks - Foster Care
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Provides training and support for adults wishing to become foster parents and works with the courts to place children in appropriate foster care. A stipend is provided for foster parents.

Diakon Adoption and Foster Care services assists people wishing to adopt. Conducts home studies and ongoing support, when requested. Also provides assistance and emotional support to pregnant women wishing to make designated adoptions.

Works with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (Swan) to assist families in adopting children with special needs (children older than 5 years, sibling groups, children with emotional, intellectual or physical challenges) and legal-risk adoptions (foster to adopt). No fees for adoptions through the SWAN program, but fees apply for other adoption services.
One South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562
Eligibility: Children requiring foster care and adults wishing to become foster parents
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (610) 682-1504
  • (610) 682-1582 - Fax
  • (610) 682-1055 - Fax
Email Address: boyert@diakon.org
Intake Procedure: REFERRALS REQUIRED: From County Children & Youth agencies for foster care children or from families for In-Home Services.
Geographical Area: Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
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Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries - Berks - Foster Care
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