Foster Parents’ Motivation: A Study of Fifteen Current Foster Parents and Fifteen Applicants Who Withdrew at Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1963
Background of the Study. The setting for this study lies within the structure of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia which is a multifunction agency offering casework services to individuals and families within the five counties of the Archdiocese. In 1961 the Archdiocese was divided and the five upper counties now comprise the Allentown Diocese. The previous title, Catholic Children’s Bureau, under which the Agency is still incorporated, suggests rightly that primary focus is on child welfare. Actually, Catholic Charities is the only child placing agency in the entire Archdiocese which is under Catholic auspices. Services to children include preventive work with distressed families which emphasizes keeping the family intact, as well as offering placement facilities when removal from the home is necessary. Differential treatment through placement involves our Adoption Department, Foster Home Department and Institutional Department.
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Hampshire, Sister Francis Therese, "Foster Parents’ Motivation: A Study of Fifteen Current Foster Parents and Fifteen Applicants Who Withdrew at Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725029.