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    Programs that provide information about the different types of adoption that are available as options and the requirements and procedures for adopting another individual for birth parents, adoptive parents and people who have been adopted. Included are programs that facilitate the adoption process by compiling information about children who are available for adoption in sharable formats such as photo albums, newsletters, video tapes or media campaigns (e.g., newspaper stories or television segments) that feature a particular adoptable child; and arranging activities such as picnics where prospective adoptive parents and children can meet informally. Also included are programs that provide referrals to organizations that offer adoption-related services a family might need.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    A Baby's Breath - Adoption ServicesAdoption services for birth mother are offered at no charge. Assistance with all decisions and steps necessary to complete an adoption.MontgomeryA Baby's Breath - Montgomery; JeffersonvilleA Baby's Breath
    A Baby's Breath - Adoption ServicesABB's Adoption Services for Birth Mother are offered at no charge. They assist the birth mother with all of the decisions/steps necessary to complete an adoption, and serve as her advocates through the entire process. ABB also runs a support group for couples looking to adopts: The Rose Garden. ABB does not provide any background investigation services and makes no representations to prospective couples or to those considering placing a child up for adoption. Any adoption process initiated must proceed in conformity with the applicable governmental laws and requirements. DelawareWayne OfficeA Baby's Breath
    A Baby's Breath - Adoption Services - CollegevilleOur Adoption Services for Birth Mother are offered at no charge. We help the birth mother with all of the decisions/steps necessary to complete an adoption. We are your advocates through the entire process. MontgomeryCollegeville OfficeA Baby's Breath
    Adoption ARC - Adoptive Parents InformationAdoption ARC will generate unique relationships with all adoptive families - by remaining in monthly contact with them. Adoption ARC wants to take away the mystery associated with this beautiful process. Adoptive families are an integral part of this process, even before finalization. PhiladelphiaAdoption ARC, Inc.- Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaAdoption ARC
    AdoptionLinksProvides training, home studies, adoption counseling, training and post-placement supervision for all types of adoptions. Sponsors educational and support groups for adoptive families. Provides Post-Permancy services through SWAN Helpline. Provides referral to child placement agencies. Affiliated with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network.DauphinJewish Family Services of Greater HarrisburgJewish Family Services of Greater Harrisburg
    Adoption Program (Foster/Adopt and Adoption)Adoption programs are designed to improve permanency outcomes for children in foster care. The department provides: - Child Profiles - Child Preparation Services - Child Specific Recruitment Services - Placement Services - Family Preparation and Profiles - Finalization Services.MontgomerySoutheast Regional OfficeCONCERN
    Adoption Services - Snyder County Children and Youth ServicesParticipates 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 want 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. There is a fee associated with some adoption Services.SnyderSnyder County Children and Youth ServicesSnyder County Children and Youth Services
    Birthright of Sunbury - ReferralsBirthright is a pro-life, non-judgmental, non-profit, inter-denominational, not-political, all volunteer, abortion alternative organization. Offers referrals for medical support, financial resources, housing, legal issues, social assistance and professional counseling.NorthumberlandBirthright of SunburyBirthright of Sunbury
    Children's Aid Society in Clearfield County - AdoptionFull-service adoption agency, providing services to individuals and families in all stages of the adoption process throughout central Pennsylvania. Our Adoption Program is an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) and is Hague accredited for international adoptions. Services include Child Preparation, Child Profiles,Child Specific Recruitment, Family Profile, Placement, Finalization, Post-Permanency Services, Birth parents Counseling, Birth Parent / Birth Children Searches, Private Home Studies & Home Study Updates, International Home Studies & Home Study Updates, Post-Placement Supervision, Post-Adoption Supervision, Post-Adoption Contact Agreements (PACA).ClearfieldChildren's Aid Society in Clearfield CountyChildren's Aid Society in Clearfield County
    Common Sense Adoption Services - Adoption ServicesAdopting a child is a lifetime commitment and the process can seem overwhelming. Our goal is to help prospective adoptive parents learn about the options, costs, risks and rewards of various adoption possibilities.DauphinCommon Sense Adoption ServicesCommon Sense Adoption Services
    Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations - Adoption ServicesAdoption Services connect families with waiting children from the Statewide Adoption Network. Helps children waiting to be adopted to find families that will help them succeed in life.PhiladelphiaCouncil of Spanish Speaking Organizations (Concilio) - Philadelphia; FeltonvilleCouncil of Spanish Speaking Organizations
    Edna Gladney Center for Adoption - Post Adoption Services - Services for Adoptive ParentsFor Gladney adoptive parents, we offer:
  • Pre- and post-adoption education
  • On campus, phone and in-home counseling and support
  • Permanent maintenance of vital adoption records
  • Sharing of information between adoptive parties, if requested
  • Healthy for Life program
  • AlleghenyEdna Gladney Center for Adoption - Post-Adoption ServicesEdna Gladney Center for Adoption
    Expectations Women's Center - Lewisburg ServicesOffers tools and resources to help you navigate healthy relationships, pregnancy options, pregnancy health, and parenting. We also offer post-abortion support, personal care and baby supplies, pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds (ultrasounds done to determine viability, cardiac rhythm and gestational age). All services are confidential and free of charge. UnionExpectations Women's Center - LewisburgExpectations Women's Center
    Expectations Women's Center - Williamsport ServicesOffers tools and resources to help you navigate healthy relationships, pregnancy options, pregnancy health, and parenting. We also offer post-abortion support, personal care and baby supplies, pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds (ultrasounds done to determine viability, cardiac rhythm and gestational age). All services are confidential and free of charge.LycomingExpectations Women's Center - WilliamsportExpectations Women's Center
    Families United Network - Adoption Services - North Central OfficeProvides adoption from foster care (through Pennsylvania's State-wide Adoption and Permanency Network - SWAN), and both domestic and international adoption and related services. Provides home study services to Pennsylvania families adopting domestically or internationally, whether using their agency or other placement agencies throughout the United States.LycomingFamilies United Network - North Central Program OfficeFamilies United Network - North Central
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Dunmore - 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. Our adoption services include: Family Profiles Child Profiles Child Preparation Services Finalization Child-Specific Recruitment Post-Permanency Services We are a Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) Affiliate, so all of our adoption services are provided to resource families absolutely free as long as they are looking to adopt a Pennsylvania child from within the child welfare system. If you are not a client or resource family for a child in the welfare system, then we are still happy to perform any of these services for a reasonable 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.LackawannaFamily Care for Children and Youth - DunmoreFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Franklin - 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.
  • VenangoFamily Care for Children and Youth - FranklinFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Greensburg - 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.
  • WestmorelandFamily Care for Children and Youth - GreensburgFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Milton - 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.
  • NorthumberlandFamily Care for Children and Youth - MiltonFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA) - Kinship - Adoption Services ProgramServices are performed upon receipt of a referral from the Erie County Office of Children and Youth (OCY). We provide homestudies and placement supervision services for relatives or people with existing relationships with a child involved with Erie County Office of Children and Youth (OCY). Kinship home studies are limited to those families specifically referred by the OCY.ErieFamily Services of NWPA - AdoptionFamily Services of NWPA
    Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - CASA of Warren & Forest CountiesCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are trained citizens who speak for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.WarrenJefferson DeFrees Family CenterJefferson DeFrees Family Center
    Maya OrganizationOffers pregnancy classes, counseling, adoption and foster care. Provides support to offenders and ex-offenders through counseling, clothing and basic necessities.AlleghenyMaya OrganizationMaya Organization
    National Adoption Center - Adoption InformationProvides information and referral for families looking for an adoption agency or needing information about the adoption process. Conducts regional services such as match parties, LBGT adoption support services and hosts social networking sites where families interested in adoption can exchange information. PhiladelphiaNational Adoption CenterNational Adoption Center
    National Council For AdoptionAn adoption advocacy nonprofit that promotes a culture of adoption through education and legislative action. Current areas of focus are infant adoption, adoption out of foster care, and intercountry adoption. Provides information and training on adoption issues for adoptive families, adoption agencies and the general public. National Council For AdoptionNational Council For Adoption
    Planned Parenthood of W. PA - Johnstown - Adoption InformationProvides information regarding the adoption process for those considering giving their child up for adoptionCambriaPlanned Parenthood of W. PA.- Johnstown Family PlanningPlanned Parenthood of Western PA
    SWAN Pennsylvania Adoption ExchangeA centralized information and facilitation service funded and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The 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. Visit the website for profiles of children available for adoption. DauphinSWAN Pennsylvania Adoption ExchangeSWAN Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
    Together as Adoptive Parents - Support ServicesOur services are accomplished in a variety of ways; warmline, newsletter, web site, resource directory, conferences, and monthly parent group meetings. The goals of TAP are: - To provide a support network for adoptive, preadoptive and foster families - To advocate and publicize the need to adopt - To build a data base of resources for adoptive and foster families - To be a advocate for adoptive and foster families - To provide social activities for our network - To issue a newsletter on adoption topics - To maintain a Post Adoption web site www.taplink.org and a Resource Directory Our belief is that every adoptive, foster, and kinship family has the right to accessible support services and this site is here to help you find those services. MontgomeryTogether as Adoptive Parents, Inc. - Montgomery; HarleysvilleTogether as Adoptive Parents
    Women's Care Center of Erie County - Adoption By ChoiceFor birth parents: Free counseling and support by licensed professionals, assistance in designing an adoption plan, help in selecting and meeting an adoptive family. For adoptive families: assistance in fulfilling the requirements for adoption with the care and compassion to meet each family's unique needs; affordable domestic and international adoption home studies; counseling by licensed professionals; support and advocacy beyond the placement of a childErieWomen's Care Center of Erie County - Adoption By ChoiceWomen's Care Center of Erie County

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