Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Sharon Office
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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Service
Provides adoption service, counseling, and support. The current wait for a healthy infant is not able to be determined by a set number of years due to the large number of couples seeking such an adoption. Birth parents who are considering an adoption plan select the adoptive couple from a book of profiles which contains non-identifying information on the prospective adoptive couples who have filed an application.
Mercer, Sharon, Venango
Couples must have an infertility problem; Couples who have a healthy biological child of their own are ineligible for this program; Couples who have previously adopted a healthy Caucasian infant child are also ineligible for this program
Resident of Mercer and Venango counties throughout the Adoption process; Couples are required to be married at least three years; A couple's marriage should be recognized according to the practices of their faith; Upon placement of a child in an adoptive home, a leave of absence from work is required. The length of time is determined by the personnel policies of the adoptive parent's employer.