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    Programs that help individuals who were relinquished for adoption as children to locate their birth parents and/or assist birth parents to locate the children they once placed for adoption.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adoptees Liberty Movement AssociationServices include: - Maintenance of an international reunion registry databank which contains vital statistics of persons separated by adoption. Information is received from persons searching for family members. $50 lifetime membership, all tax deductible Adoptees Liberty Movement AssociationAdoptees Liberty Movement Association
    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 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
    Catholic Charities - Adoption ServicesProvides 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 requestDauphinCatholic Charities - Adoption ServicesCatholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
    Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Adoption ServicesAgency has a domestic adoption program.LehighCatholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Berks County OfficeCatholic 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
    Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.Provides support to birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, other adoption affected people, and professionals. Also works for adoption reform in law and social policy, strives to prevent unnecessary family separations, assists adoption separated relatives in searching for family members and provides education to the public about adoption issues and realities. Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.
    Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA) - Adoption Search - Adoption Services ProgramAdoptees age 18, adoptive parents, legal guardians, descendants of an adoptee, a birth parent or grandparent of an adoptee (the grandparent of the birth parent consents, is incapacitated or deceased) or a birth sibling if both of the adoptee and the siblings are ages 21+, must meet certain criteria and can request identifying or non-identifying information regarding the adopted individual. The adoption must have taken place through Family Services of NWPA.ErieFamily Services of NWPA - AdoptionFamily Services of NWPA
    International Soundex Reunion RegistryProvides a voluntary and confidential identification system for adults seeking a reunion with family members from whom they have been separated because of adoption, divorce, foster care, and acts of war. Maintains a coded, confidential computerized file of registrants worldwide. If a match occurs, registered parties are contacted. This registry does not perform a search or provide search advice, but may provide resource listing.International Soundex Reunion RegistryInternational Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR)
    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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