Catholic Charities - Adoption Services

Catholic Charities - Adoption Services


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Description of ServiceProvides supportive services to the birthparents, the child, and the adoptive parents throughout the adoption process. Services available to birthparents include:
- Adoption planning, including choosing adoptive parents, open adoption, direct placement
- Legal services surrounding relinquishment
- Supportive counseling during relinquishment process and after placement of child
- Search assistance and support
- Pregnancy counseling at local Catholic Charities offices
- Maternity services through Lourdeshouse Maternity House (See own listing)
Services available to the child include:
- Health and developmental screening and referrals for needed services
- Pre-adoptive foster care or direct placement from hospital
- Preparation for placement in foster or adoptive home
- Adoptive placement supervision and finalization
- Post-finalization counseling upon request
- Assistance in obtaining non-identifying or medical information about birth family
- Search assistance and support for individuals, age 18 or older, who are interested in reuniting with their birth parents. Available to individuals placed through Catholic Charities Adoption Program only.
- Social and educational activities with adoptive families

Services available to adoptive parents include:
- Orientation to the adoption process and training
- Home study to assess the adoptive applicants' ability to meet the needs of the child and to prepare the applicants for parenting and the placement of the child.
- Adopted child placement, supervision and finalization
- Post-finalization counseling/support services upon request
LocationDauphin
Geographical AreaAdams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union, York
Intake ProcedureTelephone
 
Client Information
Target PopulationPregnant Women
EligibilityCall for information
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesVaries
Fee AmountsVaries
Insurance AcceptedN/A
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Kelly Bolton, LSW
Contact's Position Director
Contact's Phone 717-564-7115
Contact's Email kbolton@cchbg.org
Physical Site Address 1 939 East Park Drive
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 103
Physical Site City, State, Zip Harrisburg, PA 17111
Main Phone 717-564-7115
Fax 717-564-7180
Web Address www.hbgdiocese.org
 
Additional Information
Update User ID265633
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Catholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
Affiliated Program: Catholic Charities - Adoption Services
This Service: Catholic Charities - Adoption Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption Services (PH-0300)
Adoptive Parent/Child Search (PH-0300.0600)
Foster Home Placement (PH-2400.1900)