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    Programs that meet with individuals who wish to adopt a child to evaluate the home environment in which the adopted child would reside and establish the suitability of the individuals to become adoptive parents. The studies explore people's reasons for wanting to adopt, their personalities, habits, life experiences and parenting ability or potential as a means of determining the kind of child best suited for placement in their home.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    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 Related ServicesA fully accredited agency, providing services to families adopting from both Hague and Non-Hague Countries, and to families adopting both internationally and domestically. Offers affordable domestic and international home studies and home study updates and assistance in all phases of adoption planning (includes assistance with selecting a country, adoption and placement agency). Surrogacy Studies for those families working with a surrogate in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. YorkAdoption Related ServicesAdoption Related Services
    Adoption ServicesProvides a full range of adoption services, including foreign adoption and identified adoption. Also offers post-adoption counseling and support services. Mercer635 S Clinton Ave, Trenton NJ (Adoption Services)Children's Home Society of NJ - Mercer County
    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
    Adoptions From The Heart - AllentownOffers a full range of adoption services, including home studies, evaluation, placement, assistance for birth mothers wishing to give up their baby for adoption and a support group for waiting families. Also has an assisted reproduction program, including international surrogacy and embryo education. LehighAdoptions From The Heart - AllentownAdoptions from The Heart
    Alliance for Children - Adoption ServicesA private, nonprofit adoption agency which provides a full range of adoption services to families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida and Texas and to birth parents nationwide. Services include home studies, support and assistance to birth parents relinquishing their baby, ongoing support and assistance for adoptive families. Specializes in both international and domestic adoptions. Alliance for ChildrenAlliance for Children
    Birth Parent CounselingExpectant parents with unplanned pregnancies receive a wide range of comprehensive confidential services. Options are thoroughly explored. Counseling services are free. Home visits made whenever necessary. 635 S Clinton Ave, Trenton NJ (Birth Parent Counseling)Children's Home Society of NJ - Mercer County
    Catholic Charities - Children's Services ProgramAgency has a domestic adoption program LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County OfficesCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    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
    Domestic Adoption ServicesOur domestic adoption service program is designed to have lower costs and higher control for families seeking a Birth Mother for a domestic infant adoption. We utilize internet networking and provide supportive, compassionate, and quality services to help families find a match.Chester*Main Site (Adoption Home Study Associates)All About Love Adoptions
    Domestic Adoption ServicesOur domestic adoption service program is designed to have lower costs and higher control for families seeking a Birth Mother for a domestic infant adoption. We utilize internet networking and provide supportive, compassionate, and quality services to help families find a match.Wilmington, DelawareAll About Love Adoptions
    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 - Kinship Care Home StudiesWe are passionate about helping children find happy, permanent homes, and we believe that many times, Kinship Care is a positive, successful solution. In order to help both the county and the Kinship Caregiver, we are happy to perform a thorough Kinship Care Home Study. Positive results mean a pre-qualification for the caregiver. Our home studies also create a more streamlined process for the county and ensures that everyone is doing what’s best for the child. If a county agency is in need of a Kinship Care Home Study, FCCY may provide any number of the following services: Upon receiving a county referral, FCCY will arrange for an initial Home Study within five days of referral. FCCY will complete a thorough Kinship Care Home Study with a Kinship Caregiver. The Home Study will contain a thorough assessment of the social and emotional qualities of the Kinship Caregiver as they relate to the caregiver’s ability to care for children. FCCY will thoroughly review the Department of Public Welfare’s foster care regulations with the Kinship Caregiver. At this time, FCCY may also review additional materials specific to the Kinship Caregiver’s location. FCCY will work with the Kinship Caregiver to obtain all necessary health statements prior to full Kinship Care approval. FCCY will work with the Kinship Caregiver to obtain a minimum of three references prior to Kinship Care approval. FCCY will assist the Kinship Caregiver in obtaining Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances as well as FBI clearances required for full Kinship Care approval. FCCY will follow up with necessary mental health providers if there are any concerns regarding the emotional stability of the Kinship Caregiver. FCCY will provide the Kinship Caregiver with first-aid training (no first-aid certification). When the study is finished, the completed file will be turned over to a county agency for final approval.LackawannaFamily Care for Children and Youth - DunmoreFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Franklin - Kinship Care Home StudiesAs a service to county agencies placing a child into a Kinship Care environment, Family Care for Children & Youth can help conduct a thorough Kinship Care Home Study to pre-qualify a Kinship Caregiver and help determine if a Kinship Caregiver is suitable for Kinship Care. This service not only helps assure the county agency that the Kinship Caregiver meets established Kinship Care qualifications but also assists in helping the Kinship Caregiver complete the referral process. If a county agency is in need of a Kinship Care Home Study, FCCY may provide any number of the following services:
  • Upon receiving a county referral, FCCY will arrange for an initial Home Study meeting within five days of referral.
  • FCCY will complete a thorough Kinship Care Home Study with Kinship Caregiver. Home Study will contain a thorough assessment of the social and emotional qualities of the Kinship Caregiver as they relate to the caregiver’s ability to care for children.
  • FCCY will thoroughly review Department of Public Welfare foster care regulations with Kinship Caregiver. At this time FCCY may also review additional materials specific to Kinship Caregiver’s location.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain all necessary health statements prior to full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain a minimum of three references prior to Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will assist Kinship Caregiver in obtaining Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances as well as FBI clearances required for full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will follow up with necessary mental health providers if there are any concerns regarding the emotional stability of the Kinship Caregiver.
  • FCCY will provide Kinship Caregiver with first-aid training (no first-aid certification).
  • When Kinship Care Home Study is finished, completed file will be turned over to county agency for final approval.
  • VenangoFamily Care for Children and Youth - FranklinFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Greensburg - Kinship Care Home StudiesAs a service to county agencies placing a child into a Kinship Care environment, Family Care for Children & Youth can help conduct a thorough Kinship Care Home Study to pre-qualify a Kinship Caregiver and help determine if a Kinship Caregiver is suitable for Kinship Care. This service not only helps assure the county agency that the Kinship Caregiver meets established Kinship Care qualifications but also assists in helping the Kinship Caregiver complete the referral process. If a county agency is in need of a Kinship Care Home Study, FCCY may provide any number of the following services:
  • Upon receiving a county referral, FCCY will arrange for an initial Home Study meeting within five days of referral.
  • FCCY will complete a thorough Kinship Care Home Study with Kinship Caregiver. Home Study will contain a thorough assessment of the social and emotional qualities of the Kinship Caregiver as they relate to the caregiver's ability to care for children.
  • FCCY will thoroughly review Department of Public Welfare foster care regulations with Kinship Caregiver. At this time FCCY may also review additional materials specific to Kinship Caregiver's location.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain all necessary health statements prior to full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain a minimum of three references prior to Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will assist Kinship Caregiver in obtaining Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances as well as FBI clearances required for full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will follow up with necessary mental health providers if there are any concerns regarding the emotional stability of the Kinship Caregiver.
  • FCCY will provide Kinship Caregiver with first-aid training (no first-aid certification).
  • When Kinship Care Home Study is finished, completed file will be turned over to county agency for final approval.
  • WestmorelandFamily Care for Children and Youth - GreensburgFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Leesport - Kinship Care Home StudiesAs a service to county agencies placing a child into a Kinship Care environment, Family Care for Children & Youth can help conduct a thorough Kinship Care Home Study to pre-qualify a Kinship Caregiver and help determine if a Kinship Caregiver is suitable for Kinship Care. This service not only helps assure the county agency that the Kinship Caregiver meets established Kinship Care qualifications but also assists in helping the Kinship Caregiver complete the referral process. If a county agency is in need of a Kinship Care Home Study, FCCY may provide any number of the following services:
  • Upon receiving a county referral, FCCY will arrange for an initial Home Study meeting within five days of referral.
  • FCCY will complete a thorough Kinship Care Home Study with Kinship Caregiver. Home Study will contain a thorough assessment of the social and emotional qualities of the Kinship Caregiver as they relate to the caregiver’s ability to care for children.
  • FCCY will thoroughly review Department of Public Welfare foster care regulations with Kinship Caregiver. At this time FCCY may also review additional materials specific to Kinship Caregiver’s location.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain all necessary health statements prior to full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain a minimum of three references prior to Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will assist Kinship Caregiver in obtaining Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances as well as FBI clearances required for full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will follow up with necessary mental health providers if there are any concerns regarding the emotional stability of the Kinship Caregiver.
  • FCCY will provide Kinship Caregiver with first-aid training (no first-aid certification).
  • When Kinship Care Home Study is finished, completed file will be turned over to county agency for final approval.
  • BerksFamily Care for Children and Youth - LeesportFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Care for Children and Youth - Milton - Kinship Care Home StudiesAs a service to county agencies placing a child into a Kinship Care environment, Family Care for Children & Youth can help conduct a thorough Kinship Care Home Study to pre-qualify a Kinship Caregiver and help determine if a Kinship Caregiver is suitable for Kinship Care. This service not only helps assure the county agency that the Kinship Caregiver meets established Kinship Care qualifications but also assists in helping the Kinship Caregiver complete the referral process. If a county agency is in need of a Kinship Care Home Study, FCCY may provide any number of the following services:
  • Upon receiving a county referral, FCCY will arrange for an initial Home Study meeting within five days of referral.
  • FCCY will complete a thorough Kinship Care Home Study with Kinship Caregiver. Home Study will contain a thorough assessment of the social and emotional qualities of the Kinship Caregiver as they relate to the caregiver’s ability to care for children.
  • FCCY will thoroughly review Department of Public Welfare foster care regulations with Kinship Caregiver. At this time FCCY may also review additional materials specific to Kinship Caregiver’s location.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain all necessary health statements prior to full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain a minimum of three references prior to Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will assist Kinship Caregiver in obtaining Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances as well as FBI clearances required for full Kinship Care approval.
  • FCCY will follow up with necessary mental health providers if there are any concerns regarding the emotional stability of the Kinship Caregiver.
  • FCCY will provide Kinship Caregiver with first-aid training (no first-aid certification).
  • When Kinship Care Home Study is finished, completed file will be turned over to county agency for final approval.
  • NorthumberlandFamily Care for Children and Youth - MiltonFamily Care for Children and Youth
    Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA) - International Homestudies - Adoption Services ProgramProvides international homestudies for individuals or couples interested in adopting a child from another country. The requirements are different based on the country of choice. Applicants are required to be at least age 21 and meet all state and agency requirements for adoption. They provide post placement services that include but are not limited to in home supervision, required reports for the court, home inspections and updated homestudies.ErieFamily Services of NWPA - AdoptionFamily Services of NWPA
    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
    Home Study ServicesCompleting a home study is a family’s opportunity to meet with an adoption specialist to help prepare for adoption. Your home study worker will review all of the required documents for the home study and assist you in gathering all the necessary information to generate a document for the court called a home study. An approved home study is based on readiness to adopt, and it is your home study worker’s priority to help you reach that goal.*Main Site (Adoption Home Study Associates)All About Love Adoptions
    Phoenix Counseling - Adoptive Home StudiesNorthumberlandPhoenix CounselingPhoenix Counseling
    Salvation Army Allentown - Adoption ServicesProvides information, training, child matching and support to families wishing to adopt. Agency provides private adoption services and also works with the Statewide Adoption and permanency Network (SWAN) to assist families in adopting foster children. No fees for adoptions through the SWAN program, but fees apply for private adoption services. LehighSalvation Army Foster Care and Adoption ServicesSalvation Army - Lehigh Valley Area Services
    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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