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"This is an opportunity to share your family's success with another family."

Steve Brong, President/CEO
Lehigh Valley Families Together, Inc. (LVFT) provides foster care services for children and their families in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in eastern Pennsylvania. Many families in our community encounter difficulties raising and caring for their children. Some families experience situations that prevent them from providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children. When that happens, the children need to be placed in foster homes where they are safely cared for until their parents are able to resume caring for them.

LVFT specializes in reuniting children with their birth or legal family. Because of our strong commitment to the biological/legal family, we call our program the Resource Family Care Program. Our goal is to shorten the length of time children stay in foster care and help birth parents build a family that will be stable, emotionally and physically safe, and promote the well-being of all family members. Itís different from traditional foster care because we ask our foster parents to be willing to work directly with childrenís parents. For example, you may be asked to accommodate phone calls and visits with the parents.

We need foster parents who will provide a caring, nurturing temporary home, and help the children develop positive relationships with teachers, friends, biological parents, and others. LVFT staff will work with you every step of the way to provide support and training to care for the foster children. If you are interested in opening your home and heart to children in need of love and guidance, we want to hear from you.

928 Union Boulevard, First Floor, Allentown, PA 18109 | Phone: 610.432.9420 | Fax: 610.432-9423 | info@lvfamiliestogether.org
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