Services Offered

KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs (FCCP) in Honesdale offers foster care to children of all ages.  In addition, KidsPeace Honesdale is a licensed adoption agency and an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN).  Other services offered may include Kinship Foster Care, Family Group Decision Making, CRRHH (Community Residential Rehabilitation Host Home), or counseling in the community.  Please feel free to contact our office directly for additional details about any of these services!

Address: 100 4th Street Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 1-800-551-2238

Be A Hero To A Local Child

Thank You

Sean Johnson (former KidsPeace foster child and since adopted by Brenda and Bill Johnson, two of our KidsPeace foster parents) has completed his 2nd annual Love From Your Heart Stocking Stuffer. Sean does this project in order to help all the foster children at KidsPeace have a happy and memorable holiday. There is a Facebook page that Brenda and Bill created in order to get their friends and family on Facebook to donate stuffed stockings for our KidsPeace foster care kiddos. Brenda, Bill, and Sean reached out to KidsPeace and asked for a list of all foster care kids we serve, their age, and their gender in order to fill up the stockings with things they would love. Friends and family of the Johnson’s donated so many filled stockings that there is more than enough for all our foster children! We thank Sean, Brenda, and Bill Johnson SO much for once again extending their kindness and love to all of our foster families! Thank you, thank you!

Painting Rocks

KidsPeace Foster Care in Scranton/Honesdale held a family fun night. The fun night focused on painting rocks to place in the community and a night of social interaction with staff and other families. Some of the rocks that were made by the participants were amazing! We will be having another family fun night in the future. Be sure to contact us if you want to take part in our family fun nights!!

Spreading the Word

Scranton Foster Care office had a water stand outside of the office in the afternoon on Monday, September 21, 2020. Spreading the word about foster care by handing out water bottles and bookmarks with KidsPeace information on them. There will be a water table at the Honesdale Foster Care office on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm.


Christopher E. recently completed all the requirements he needed to in order to obtain his Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts.  For his project, he along with a few volunteers, painted the community center where his scout meetings are held.  In order for Christopher to complete his project, he needed to create a plan of what he was going to do and then submit it to the Board of Approval in order to move forward with the project.  Christopher worked very hard on his project and everyone is very proud of his accomplishment.  Christopher has been involved with the Boy Scouts for the past few years and will be working at Boy Scout camp as a Junior Counselor for the third year in a row this upcoming summer.   

Thank You

Recently, members of the Order of the Eastern Star who work with numerous charitable organizations, donated 15 boxes filled with crayons, coloring books, playing cards, stuffed animals and toys for the children in the KidsPeace Scranton and Honesdale foster care offices. This donation was part of a project known as OES Harmony Express which is designed to help boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 8 years old who are terminally ill, seriously ill or just need something special with a little love in it.    The Order of the Eastern Star consists of women from 5 Chapters known as the 11C located in Taylor, Clarks Green, Waymart, Hamlin and Olyphant.  

The Petroski Family

Lynnita’s interest in fostering goes back all the way to her childhood.  “I remember a time when the mother of a friend of mine died.  She left behind two boys, and I wanted them to come and live with our family.”


On Tuesday September 3, 2019, Haley became an official member of the Clayton family.  After being in foster care since 2014, Haley found her forever home.  Her adoptive parents, Bob and Esther Clayton, along with their daughter, Lizzy, and granddaughter, Bentley, welcomed Haley into their family with open arms.  This was a day Haley was looking forward to for a long time and could not wait to officially change her name to Haley Louise Clayton.  Congratulations to the whole Clayton family!


On July 31, 2019, Charles and Lisa Updike officially adopted their daughter, Amelia.  Amelia joins older siblings Daniel, Justin, Cassandra, Jesse and Chris.  The Updike’s celebrated Amelia’s adoption with a party following the adoption hearing.  Congratulations to the entire Updike family!


On June 14, 2019, Destiny E. graduated from Forest City High School. This was a great accomplishment for Destiny as she worked very hard to obtain her high school diploma. Although she was accepted at both Keystone College and Bloomsburg University for fall semester 2019, Destiny has chosen to take a year off and enter the work field in order to decide on what career path she would like to take in the future. While at Forest City High School Destiny was very active in extra-curricular activities. She was a member of the soccer and ski teams, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Drama Club, Art Club and Chorus. She also worked part-time at Elk Mountain Ski Resort. Destiny really enjoyed being of the Drama Club with her favorite play being Shrek where she played two separate characters. She was part of the Three Blind Mice and was also fairy princess.

Best of luck to Destiny and the rest of the Class of 2019 as they move onto their next big adventure!!


Wallenpaupack Girl Scout Troops 51440 and 51441 recently donated Girl Scout Cookies to the foster families in our foster care program. Following their yearly cookie drive, Troops 51440 and 51441 decided to donate some of their left over cookies to children looking for their forever homes. They donated cases of Do-Di-Dos, Carmel Delights, Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Tagalongs, and Lemonades. The cookies were donated to the Scranton and Honesdale foster homes. 


Wallenpauck Boy Scout Troop 229 recently donated Birthday Bags to the clients in our foster care program.  Each bag contained party supplies, a cake mix and frosting as well as a baking pan.  The members of Troop 229 collected these supplies as part of their Peace Project for which they will receive a special crest to go around their Messenger of Peace badges on their uniforms.  The boys donated 10 bags for boys and 10 bags for girls that will get distributed throughout the year in both the Scranton and Honesdale foster homes. 

You can make a difference in the life of a child.