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    Programs that specialize in arranging permanent homes under new legal parentage for older children, children from minority communities, children with disabilities, sibling groups and other children who are difficult to place because of their special needs.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    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
    Best Nest - Foster Care, Kinship Care and Respite CareWe specialize in caring for children who have medical needs of all levels. Best Nest also works to certify kin to be foster parents so that children have the opportunity to remain with those familiar to them. Respite care providers are important to foster parents so that they can have a "break" from the day-to-day parenting of children with special needs. If you are interested in becoming a certified foster parent, kinship parent or respite provider for a child, please contact Lori Hendrickson at 215-546-8060. Foster Parent Orientations are held monthly to help you make a decision about this life-changing opportunity to help children and families.PhiladelphiaBest Nest, Inc. - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaBest Nest
    Catholic Charities - Children's Services ProgramAgency has a domestic adoption program LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County OfficesCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Oil City - Special Needs Infant AdoptionThis program is designed for those infants with either corrective medical conditions or permanent limitations or disabilities. Certain conditions may be attributed to the child's familial background. Program is open to single applicants and families with childrenVenangoCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Oil City OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Oil City - Special Needs Older Child AdoptionAdoption includes children who are listed on the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange. Usually older children who have been in the foster care system, and their special needs vary based on their background.VenangoCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Oil City OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Sharon Office - Special Needs Infant AdoptionThis program is designed for those infants with either corrective medical conditions or permanent limitations or disabilities. Certain conditions may be attributed to the child's familial background. Program is open to single applicants and families with childrenMercerCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Sharon OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Sharon Office - Special Needs Older Child AdoptionAdoption includes children who are listed on the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange. Usually older children who have been in the foster care system, and their special needs vary based on their background.MercerCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Sharon OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    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
    Children's Service - Adoption ProgramCSI is an affiliate of the State-Wide Adoption Network (SWAN). As an affiliate we conduct adoption services for "special needs" children. Children who are readily available for adoption through SWAN meet the following criteria: - Age 5 years or older - Are a member of an available sibling group - Member of a minority group - Have a physical, intellectual, emotional disability or handicap - May have a predisposition to a disability due to genetic or environmental factors Children who meet the SWAN "special needs" criteria are in the custody of one of the 67 country Children and Youth Agencies in Pennsylvania as foster children. These children need families who are willing to accept the "demanding job of meeting their special needs, look at their possibilities and help them rebuild their lives." CSI provides adoption services in five county areas ( Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.) Most adoption services are provided at no cost to the adoptive parent(s). Legal fees may also be covered through the adoption subsidy.PhiladelphiaChildren's Service Incorporated - Philadelphia; Center CityChildren's Service
    Children's Service - Adoption Program - Huey Family CenterCSI is an affiliate of the State-Wide Adoption Network (SWAN). As an affiliate we conduct adoption services for "special needs" children. Children who are readily available for adoption through SWAN meet the following criteria: - Age 5 years or older - Are a member of an available sibling group - Member of a minority group - Have a physical, intellectual, emotional disability or handicap - May have a predisposition to a disability due to genetic or environmental factors Children who meet the SWAN "special needs" criteria are in the custody of one of the 67 country Children and Youth Agencies in Pennsylvania as foster children. These children need families who are willing to accept the "demanding job of meeting their special needs, look at their possibilities and help them rebuild their lives." CSI provides adoption services in five county areas ( Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.) Most adoption services are provided at no cost to the adoptive parent(s). Legal fees may also be covered through the adoption subsidy.PhiladelphiaHuey Family CenterChildren's Service
    Children's Service - Adoption Program - Kirkbride CenterCSI is an affiliate of the State-Wide Adoption Network (SWAN). As an affiliate we conduct adoption services for "special needs" children. Children who are readily available for adoption through SWAN meet the following criteria: - Age 5 years or older - Are a member of an available sibling group - Member of a minority group - Have a physical, intellectual, emotional disability or handicap - May have a predisposition to a disability due to genetic or environmental factors Children who meet the SWAN "special needs" criteria are in the custody of one of the 67 country Children and Youth Agencies in Pennsylvania as foster children. These children need families who are willing to accept the "demanding job of meeting their special needs, look at their possibilities and help them rebuild their lives." CSI provides adoption services in five county areas ( Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.) Most adoption services are provided at no cost to the adoptive parent(s). Legal fees may also be covered through the adoption subsidy.PhiladelphiaKirkbride CenterChildren's Service
    CONCERN - Adoption ServicesCONCERN is a multi-service nonprofit human services organization dedicated to providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health services to children, adults, and families through programs in foster care, adoption and permanency, community based, residential, and behavioral health services. Foster/Adopt is designed for children in foster care whose goal has been changed from reunification with birth parents to termination of parental rights/adoption. The Adoption Program provides services through Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN). NorthamptonCONCERN - Lehigh Valley Regional OfficeCONCERN Corporate Office
    Diakon Adoption & Foster Care - Adoption ServicesAssists people wishing to adopt. Conducts home studies and ongoing support, when requested. Also provides assistance and emotional support to pregnant women wishing to make designated adoptions. Works with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (Swan) to assist families in adopting children with special needs (children older than 5 years, sibling groups, children with emotional, intellectual or physical challenges) and legal-risk adoptions (foster to adopt). No fees for adoptions through the SWAN program, but fees apply for other adoption services. Foster Care program provides training and support for adults wishing to become foster parents and works with the courts to place children in appropriate foster care. A stipend is provided for foster parents.CumberlandDiakon Adoption & Foster Care - MechanicsburgDiakon Lutheran Social Ministries
    Diakon Adoption & Foster Care - Adoption ServicesAssists people wishing to adopt. Conducts home studies and ongoing support, when requested. Also provides assistance and emotional support to pregnant women wishing to make designated adoptions. Works with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (Swan) to assist families in adopting children with special needs (children older than 5 years, sibling groups, children with emotional, intellectual or physical challenges) and legal-risk adoptions (foster to adopt). No fees for adoptions through the SWAN program, but fees apply for other adoption services. Foster Care program provides training and support for adults wishing to become foster parents and works with the courts to place children in appropriate foster care. A stipend is provided for foster parents.BerksDiakon Lutheran Social Ministries - BerksDiakon Lutheran Social Ministries
    State Wide Adoption Network SWAN-St. Joseph's CenterThe Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN) program makes every attempt to find a “forever family” for adoptable children who are currently within the state’s foster care system. More than 5,000 of these children are waiting for permanent homesLackawannaAdoptionSt. Joseph's Center
    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
    The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh d/b/a - Project STAR - Main/Pittsburgh OfficeStrengthens and improves parents' connections to their teenage children and learn a variety of parenting techniques. Teaming together for teens offers family support services and programs. This program supports families with at-risk children between 12-18 years old. The program supports families located only in the Beaver County area.BeaverChildren's InstituteThe Children's Institute
    Tioga County Department of Human Services - Adoption ServicesA licensed Family Services’ caseworker helps families to adopt children who have either been born in Tioga County, are available for adoption through a statewide adoption network, or are from other parts of the United States or the world. In many cases, adoption services provided by DHS are free. Special needs children include: 1) a child over the age of five; 2) members of a sibling group; 3) a child of a minority race; and/or 4) a child who has a physical or emotional condition diagnosed by a doctor.TiogaTioga County Department of Human Services - Family ServicesTioga County Department of Human Services

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