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Programs that participate in arranging permanent homes under new legal parentage for individuals whose birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care. Included are programs that provide counseling and assistance for people who decide to relinquish their children for adoption or arrange for an independent adoption; which recruit, select, counsel and match suitable adoptive parents with children who have been relinquished; which assist in the adoption of stepchildren, adults or foreign-born children; which provide foster care for children who have been relinquished for adoption but not yet placed; and/or which assist people who are adopted to locate their birth parents and birth parents to locate the children they relinquished.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Adelphoi Adoption ServicesProvides adoption services.WestmorelandAdoption ServicesAdelphoi
AdoptionWe are a licensed adoption agency in the state of Pennsylvania as well as an approved affiliate with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). As a SWAN affiliate, we work on behalf of children in the custody of county children and youth agencies who need permanent homes. Services we provide include Child Profiles, Child Preparations, Home studies, Family profiles and Child Specific Recruitment.FranklinChildren's Aid Society of Franklin CountyChildren's Aid Society of Franklin County
Adoption and Permanency ProgramsFCS is an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). The following services are offered: Child Profiles Child Preparation Child Specific Recruitment Family Profiles (adoption home studies) Placement Finalization Post-Permanency In addition to SWAN services, private adoption home studies and ACT 101 adoption searches are also provided.FranklinFamily Care Services, Inc.Family Care Services
Adoption/Foster Care - Wilkes-Barre - Children's Service CenterCSC offers comprehensive adoption services to individuals interested in adopting children domestically. CSC's adoption team will walk hand-in-hand with the family through the adoption process and continue this support for as long as the family needs it. We are a family focused agency who recognizes the unique and complex issues related to adoption and cross culture families. It is our deepest desire to provide as much support as needed to ensure successful adoptions.LuzerneChildren's Service Center -Wilkes BarreChildren's Service Center
Adoption Home Studies St. Joseph's CenterSt. Joseph’s Center has many years of experience working with families during the process of completing home studies for both domestic and international adoptions. The Center is licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.LackawannaAdoptionSt. Joseph's Center
Adoption ServicesAdoption services to link prospective parents with a child and to assist birthparents in relinquishing their child for adoption.DauphinCatholic Charities Adoption & Foster CareCatholic Charities Adoption & Foster Care
Adoption Services - GreensburgAdoptions From The Heart is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian adoption agency, licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and Connecticut. AFTH has been offering dedicated services to women, children, and families to over 25 year and has placed more than 5,750 children into homes. Provides international and domestic adoption services.MontgomeryAdoptions from the Heart - GreensburgAdoptions from The Heart
Adoptions From The Heart - Central PAA full service adoption agency that provides: - Open adoption placements for infants and toddlers directly from birth parents - Assistance to adoptive families with private adoptions - Counseling for birth parents and extended families - Home studies, educational courses and parenting classes - Foreign adoptions-Russia, Ukraine - Facilitates Birthmothers' Support Group Qualifications: -Birthparents: Must be pregnant or have a child under 5 years old and be considering adoption -Adopters: For Caucasian infants-Must be married 2 years and have infertility; for minority or foreign children-infertility not necessary and single parent adoption availableLancasterAdoptions From The Heart - Central PAAdoptions from The Heart
Adoptions From The Heart - Southampton - Services for Pregnant WomenAssists pregnant women considering adoption with pre-natal care. Can provide assistance to obtain insurance if necessary. Also provides legal and supportive counseling.BucksAdoptions From The Heart - SouthamptonAdoptions from The Heart
Arrow Child and Family Ministries Adoption ServicesArranges permanent homes under new legal parentage for individual whose birth parens are unable or unwilling to provide for their care.BlairArrow Child and Family MinistriesArrow Child and Family Ministries
Arrow Child and Family Ministries Adoptive Family RecruitmentIdentify and enlist individuals and couples who are willing to provide a permanent home and new legal parentage for children who have been relinquished for adoption.BlairArrow Child and Family MinistriesArrow Child and Family Ministries
Bedford County Children & Youth Adoption ServicesArranges permanent homes under new legal parentage for individuals whose birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care.BedfordBedford County Children & YouthBedford County Children & Youth
Bethany Christian Services - HarrisburgServices include: - Pregnancy Counseling: Provides support and life affirming options counseling to individuals struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Free of charge to those in need. - Domestic Infant Adoption: Services Primarily families struggle with infertility and choose to build their family through adoption of an an infant in the US. Fee for service. - International Adoption: Places orphans, many with special needs from other cultures into permanent families. Fee for service. - Foster Care Adoption: Prepares and places children from foster care into permanent families, for those whom reunification is not an option. Subsidized by the government. - Post Adoption Services: Supports families throughout the life-long journey of adoption. Offers assessment of a family's situation, case advocacy, support groups, education, respite care, family camp and referrals. - Safe Families for Children: An innovative family preservation program that supports at-risk families and reduces child abuse and neglect in our communities. Free of charge to those in need. - ADOPTS (Addressing the Distress of Post-Traumatic Stress) Therapy: Provides specialized therapy for children who have experienced trauma and their families. - General Counseling: Serves children and families with Psychologist and therapists expertise and addresses attachment and trauma related issues. Private pay and some insurances are accepted. - Foster Care: Serves children in need of loving, temporary care with the goal of reuniting them with their biological family. Subsidized by the government.DauphinBethany Christian Services - HarrisburgBethany Christian Services of Central PA
Bethany Christian Services - LancasterServices include: - Pregnancy Counseling: Provides support and life affirming options counseling to individuals struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Free of charge to those in need. - Domestic Infant Adoption: Services primarily families who struggle with infertility and choose to build their family through adoption of an infant in the US. Fee for service. - International Adoption: Places orphans, many with special needs, from other cultures into permanent families. Fee for service. - Foster Care Adoption: Prepares and places children from foster care into permanent families, for those who reunification is not an option. Subsidized by the government. - Post Adoption Services supports families throughout the life-long journey of adoption. Offers assessment of a family's situation, case advocacy, support groups, education, respite care, family camp and referrals. Subsidized by the government. - Safe Families for Children: An innovative family preservation program that supports at-risk families an reduces child abuse and neglect in our communities. Free of charge to those in need. - ADOPTS (Addressing the Distress of Post-Traumatic Stress) Therapy: Provides specialized therapy for children who experience trauma, and their families. - General Counseling: Serves children and families with Psychologists and therapists and addresses attachment and trauma related issues. Private pay and some insurances are accepted. - Foster Care: Services children in need of loving, temporary care with the ultimate goal of reuniting them with their biological family. Subsidized by the government. - Equine Therapy, in partnership with Little Springs Farm, brings healing to children through Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. - Refugee Services: Provides resettlement services to families and children who have been forcibly displaced form their homes. Subsidized by the government.LancasterBethany Christian Services - LancasterBethany Christian Services of Central PA
Bethany Christian Services - ReadingServices include: - Pregnancy Counseling: Provides support and life affirming options counseling to individuals struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Free of charge to those in need. - Foster Care Adoption: Prepares and places children from foster care into permanent families, for those who reunification is not an option. Subsidized by the government. - Post Adoption Services supports families throughout the life-long journey of adoption. Offers assessment of a family's situation, case advocacy, support groups, education, respite care, family camp and referrals. Subsidized by the government. - ADOPTS (Addressing the Distress of Post-Traumatic Stress) Therapy: Provides specialized therapy for children who experience trauma, and their families. - General Counseling: Serves children and families with Psychologists and therapists and addresses attachment and trauma related issues. Private pay and some insurances are accepted. - Foster Care: Services children in need of loving, temporary care with the ultimate goal of reuniting them with their biological family. Subsidized by the government. - Equine Therapy, in partnership with Little Springs Farm, brings healing to children through Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. BerksBethany Christian Services - ReadingBethany Christian Services of Central PA
Bethany Christian Services - State CollegeServices include: - Pregnancy Counseling: Provides support and life affirming options counseling to individuals struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Free of charge to those in need. - Domestic Infant Adoption: Services primarily families who struggle with infertility and choose to build their family through adoption of an infant in the US. Fee for service. - International Adoption: Places orphans, many with special needs, from other cultures into permanent families. Fee for service. - Foster Care Adoption: Prepares and places children from foster care into permanent families, for those who reunification is not an option. Subsidized by the government. - Post Adoption Services supports families throughout the life-long journey of adoption. Offers assessment of a family's situation, case advocacy, support groups, education, respite care, family camp and referrals. Subsidized by the government. - ADOPTS (Addressing the Distress of Post-Traumatic Stress) Therapy: Provides specialized therapy for children who experience trauma, and their families. - General Counseling: Serves children and families with Psychologists and therapists and addresses attachment and trauma related issues. Private pay and some insurances are accepted. - Foster Care: Services children in need of loving, temporary care with the ultimate goal of reuniting them with their biological family. Subsidized by the government. CentreBethany Christian Services - State CollegeBethany Christian Services of Central PA
Bethany Christian Services - YorkSERVICES INCLUDE: • Pregnancy Counseling: Provides support and life affirming options counseling to individuals struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Free of charge to those in need. • Domestic Infant Adoption: Services Primarily families whol struggle with infertility and choose to build their family through adoption of an an infant in the US. Fee for service. • International Adoption: Places orphans, many with special needs from other cultures into permanent families. Fee for service. • Foster Care Adoption: Prepares and places children from foster care into permanent families, for those whom reunification is not an option. Subsidized by the government. • Post Adoption Services: Supports families throughout the life-long journey of adoption. Offers assessment of a family's situation, case advocacy, support groups, education, respite care, family camp and referrals. • Safe Families for Children: An innovative family preservation service that supports at-risk families in crisis. Free of charge to those in need. • ADOPTS (Addressing the Distress of Post-Traumatic Stress) Therapy: Provides specialized therapy for children who have experienced trauma and their families. • General Counseling: Serves children and families, with expertise in attachment and trauma related issues. Private pay and some insurances are accepted. • Foster Care: Serves children in need of loving, temporary care with the goal of reuniting them with their biological family. Subsidized by the government.YorkBethany Christian Services - YorkBethany Christian Services of Central PA
Birthright of Westmoreland County - Adoption Information and ReferralProvides information and referrals on adoptionWestmorelandBirthright of Westmoreland County - Adoption Information and ReferralBirthright of Westmoreland County
Cambria County Children and Youth Service Adoption ServicesAdoption services.CambriaCambria County Children & Youth ServicesCambria County Children and Youth Service
Cambria County Children and Youth Service Adoptive Family RecruitmentActive recruitment of families to adopt children.CambriaCambria County Children & Youth ServicesCambria County Children and Youth Service
Catholic Charities - Bellefonte - Adoption ServicesCatholic Charities provides support to the parents of the child in developing an adoption plan through:
  • Home Studies
  • Foster Care
  • Pre- and Post-Adoption Education
  • Counseling and Support
  • Referrals
  • Adoption Search
CentreCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona - Johnstown / Bellefonte OfficeCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Beaver County Pregnancy and Parenting SupportSupportive counseling and educational resources for parents who are possibly pregnant, pregnant or parenting an infant. Free baby care items and free pregnancy tests. BeaverCatholic Charities of Beaver CountyCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Greene CountyProvides programs and services that assist with immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to attain self- sufficiency. Individual, couples and family counseling; pregnancy and parenting support; and help with basic needs assistance.GreeneCatholic Charities of Greene CountyCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Washington CountyProvides programs and services that assist with immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency. Assistance with basic needs, pregnancy and parenting support and counseling.WashingtonCatholic Charities - Washington County OutreachCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Child to Family Connections - Franklin Office - Adoption ServicesAssistance with private and state subsidized adoptions through the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN), complete home studies for a family aspiring to become an adoptive family, post-placement supervision and reports for children in pre-adoptive placements and out of state adoptions.VenangoChild to Family Connections - Franklin OfficeChild to Family Connections
Child to Family Connections - Meadville Office - Adoption ServicesAssistance with private and state subsidized adoptions through the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN), complete home studies for a family aspiring to become an adoptive family, post-placement supervision and reports for children in pre-adoptive placements and out of state adoptions.CrawfordChild to Family Connections - Meadville OfficeChild to Family Connections
DiagnosticOur diagnostic services assist the referring agencies, the courts, and children & families in developing appropriate and realistic, workable plans for the children and adolescents referred for this service. The initial goal is to generate recommendations that will address the children’s treatment needs within the most appropriate, least restrictive setting. The long term goal is the reunification of the child with the family. The evaluation process will be completed within a highly structured shelter setting within a therapeutic milieu.FranklinChildren's Aid Society of Franklin CountyChildren's Aid Society of Franklin County
Families United Network - Pittsburgh - Adoption ServicesFoster/kinship care and residential care agency that works with families and counties across Pennsylvania. AlleghenyFamilies United Network - PittsburghFamilies United Network
Families United Network - South Central PA OfficeProvides foster care and adoption services to the counties in South Central Pennsylvania. Foster Care: Family Based Care for children who are placed outside their homes or in protective custody by county agencies. Foster Care families are selected by Families United Network and are fully trained to provide for the needs of children who have suffered neglect, loss, and abuse. Families caring for foster children receive on-going support, training, and reimbursement. Adoption Services: Provides adoption from foster care, and both domestic and international adoption and related services.CumberlandFamilies United Network - South Central PA OfficeFamilies United Network
Family Care for Children and Youth - Leesport - Adoption ServicesAs an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN), Family Care for Children and Youth, Inc. offers quality, individualized services for children and families in all phases of the adoption process. Services include:
  • Family Profiles
  • Child Profiles
  • Child Preparation Services
  • Finalization
  • Child-Specific Recruitment Because Family Care for Children and Youth, Inc. is a SWAN Affiliate (Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network), these services are performed at no cost for resource families interested in adopting a Pennsylvania youth that is currently a client in the child welfare system. As a fully licensed adoption program, services are also available for children/families who are not a client or a resource family in the child welfare system for a fee. Applicants for adoption services must be 21 years or older and meet other specified requirements. Training is provided by Family Care for Children and Youth, Inc. for all prospective adoptive families.
  • BerksFamily Care for Children and Youth - LeesportFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Fayette County Children and Youth ServicesInvestigate allegations of abuse and neglect, assure the safety of all children, provide in home services to those families in need of services and provide temporary placement for youth when needed. FCCYS works with families for reunification however when that is not possible the agency will provide a permanent placement option for the youth.FayetteAdoption ServicesFayette County Children and Youth Services
    Forest-Warren Human Services - Warren County Children & Youth - AdoptionProvide a safe and permanent home for children whose birth parents' rights have been terminated and assist adults 18+ years in locating their birth families.WarrenForest-Warren Human ServicesForest-Warren Human Services
    Foster Care ProgramProvides home study, evaluation, training, licensing for foster homes, and supportive services for the placement of children up to 18 years of age by Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth.DauphinDauphin County Social Services Children & YouthDauphin County Social Services Children & Youth
    Infant Adoption-St. Joseph's CenterThe Infant Adoption program reaches out to both birth parents and adoptive parents. St. Joseph’s is committed to building a strong foundation, nurturing the bonds and preparing the way for a lifetime of happiness. At the time of adoption, the birth parents’ gift of love is recognized with gratitude as the adoptive family welcomes its new child.LackawannaAdoptionSt. Joseph's Center
    Intake and In-Home Services - Children & Youth Service - Susquehanna CountyIncludes: Adoption Services – Casework services for parents, placement service for the child, adoptive home studies for the Court, public and private agencies. Child Protective Services – Agency investigates reports of neglect and abuse. Services are provided to children and their families to improve family functioning and to assure children’s safety. Counseling – Counseling and intervention services in crisis situations. Custody Home Studies – As Court ordered. Day Treatment – Purchased in-school counseling program to prevent or shorten length of placement. Case Aide – Agency case aide provides teaching services to clients in areas of budgeting, parenting, housekeeping, and childcare to prevent placements.SusquehannaChildren & Youth Services - Susquehanna CountySusquehanna County Government
    Kids Peace - Blair County Office Adoption ServicesAdoption services.BlairKids Peace - Blair County OfficeKids Peace - Blair County Office
    Kids Peace - Blair County Office Adoptive Family RecruitmentActively recruits for families who maybe interested in adopting children involved with the child welfare system.BlairKids Peace - Blair County OfficeKids Peace - Blair County Office
    Lawrence County Government - Children and Youth ServicesInvestigates reports of child abuse and neglect and through investigation take steps to protect children. Steps will be taken to preserve families when possible.LawrenceLawrence County GovernmentLawrence County Government
    Life Span Family Services - Foster Care and Adoption ServicesFoster care and adoption servicesJeffersonLife Span Family ServicesLife Span Family Services
    Life Way Pregnancy Center Adoption SupportProvides adoption supportWestmorelandAdoption SupportLife Way Pregnancy Center
    Life Way Pregnancy Center - IndianaProvides life affirming alternatives, pregnancy and parenting support and social/community referrals. Onsite pregnancy testing, Non medical pregnancy assistance, Non medical fetal development, Labor and Delivery preparation, Adoption support, Parenting lessons (using the Earn While You Learn curriculum), Life skills, Post abortion support (emotional and spiritual), Sexual Integrity Program, Baby clothing.IndianaLife Way Pregnancy Center - IndianaLife Way Pregnancy Center
    Lycoming Children and Youth Services - Foster Care / Adoption / Shelter Care ServicesWorks in cooperation with the community, families, and other organizations to guarantee health, safety, welfare, and social growth to children and youth. Case managers work in cooperation with schools, police, medical personnel, and other human service organizations to keep families together. Services provided include: child protective services, which is the mandatory investigation of all reports of suspected physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and serious physical neglect, general protective services which completes assessments on referrals of physical neglect, lack of necessities, parent/child conflicts, runaways, truancy, and families in need of support services, and ongoing casework services are provided to all families and children with an open case, specialized services including foster care and the recruitment and training of foster parents, adoption, parent support, independent living, shelter care and day and evening treatment programs.LycomingLycoming Children and Youth ServicesLycoming/Clinton Joinder Board
    Pressley Ridge - Foster Care/Adoption - LancasterA licensed full service foster care and adoption agency. Provides services such as home studies, education and post placement supervision/reports for families pursuing a foster to adopt, domestic private, or international adoption. An affiliate of the PA Statewide Adoption Network. Provides post adoption/post permanency services to any adoptive or permanent kinship family in the area. National Accredited by the Council on Accreditation. LancasterPressley Ridge - LancasterPressley Ridge
    Professional Family Care Services Adoption ServiesOur adoption services are designed to help children find a permanent family that they can call their own. We also help families interested in adopting a child gain a clear understanding of the adoption process. As a licensed adoption agency by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and as an affiliate agency of the Statewide AdoptionNetwork (SWAN), our staff has been trained to complete services in the most accurate and efficient manner possible. We will work with families who are interested in adoption. PFCS also helps families after they have adopted to deal with unexpected challenges. We can help you locate a support group as well as advocacy and respite services to ensure success as a permanent family. CambriaPFCS Adoption ServicesProfessional Family Care Services
    Residential CareOur residential facility provides 24/7 supervision for children who are in need of structure and guidance and are unable to adjust to a family living environment or who are stepping down from a more restrictive placement prior to their return to a family setting.FranklinChildren's Aid Society of Franklin CountyChildren's Aid Society of Franklin County
    Specialized Programs - Children & Youth Services - Susquehanna CountyIncludes: Preventative After Care – Intensive in-home service used to maintain or reintegrate youth into the community. Nurturing Parenting – Intensive individualized in-home parenting program. This program is an evidence-based program. Independent Living – This service is provided to youth primarily in the foster care or placement system in order to assist with the challenges youth face with living independently.SusquehannaChildren & Youth Services - Susquehanna CountySusquehanna County Government
    Statewide Adoption Network HelplineThe SWAN program serves children in the custody of county children and youth agencies. The design of the network is to support the work of county agencies in expediting permanency services. The SWAN Helpline assists families interested in adoption Call 800-585-SWAN DauphinStatewide Adoption Network (SWAN)Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN)
    The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona Office Adoption ServicesThrough adoption services children are able to move toward permanency. An adoptive home study and child profile is completed for foster children already in The Bair Foundation foster program and children in the care of other foster care programs under the request of Children, Youth and Family services.BlairThe Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona OfficeThe Bair Foundation
    The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona Office Adoptive Family RecruitmentRecruitment of families interested in adopting children already in The Bair Foundation foster program and children in the care of other foster care programs under the request of Children, Youth and Family services.BlairThe Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona OfficeThe Bair Foundation
    The Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, Inc. Adoption ServicesArrange permanent homes under new legal parentage for individuals whose birth parents are unable to provide for their care.SomersetThe Children's Aid Home Program of Somerset County Adoption ServicesThe Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County
    Tioga County Department of Human Services - Adoption ServicesA licensed Family Services’ caseworker helps families to adopt children who have either been born in Tioga County, are available for adoption through a statewide adoption network, or are from other parts of the United States or the world. In many cases, adoption services provided by DHS are free. Special needs children include: 1) a child over the age of five; 2) members of a sibling group; 3) a child of a minority race; and/or 4) a child who has a physical or emotional condition diagnosed by a doctor.TiogaTioga County Department of Human Services - Family ServicesTioga County Department of Human Services
    Transitional LivingThe Children’s Aid Society’s Transitional Living Wing serves to provide a safe, supervised environment for youth between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one while also supporting them in preparing for independence. The focus of the coed program is to assist youth with completing educational goals, gaining employment, and developing daily living skills while also enjoying age- appropriate privileges.FranklinChildren's Aid Society of Franklin CountyChildren's Aid Society of Franklin County
    Westmoreland County Children's Bureau Adoption ServicePlaces children into homes for permanencyWestmorelandAdoption ProgramWestmoreland County Children's Bureau

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