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Foster Care & Adoption

Adoption Services

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Adoptive Services are provided for youth who are referred by the Children and Youth Services Agency, for potential adoptive families who are self-referred or referred by county agencies, and for families who have adopted and desire post-adoption support.

About Us

Children’s Home is under contract with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) to provide adoption services for children and families in the Pennsylvania public child welfare system. This enables us to work together with other agencies to find adoptive homes for waiting children. We have offices in South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. This allows us to fulfill the demand for our services across much of Pennsylvania.

Referrals

We work with county children and youth agencies to not only provide services to ensure the process is handled quickly and professionally, but also prepare the child and perspective family emotionally throughout the entire process. Please contact us and we will begin the process of expediting permanency services. Children’s Home also assists families who are interested in adopting a child from the foster care system.


Children’s Home is committed to being the highest quality provider of family-focused adoption services. We offer fee-free support to qualifying individuals and families throughout the entire adoption process.

Services Provided

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  • Child Profiles
  • Child Preparation
  • Child Specific Recruitment
  • Family Profiles
  • Family-Child Matching
  • Placement
  • Adoption Finalization
  • Post Permanency Services
  • Assessment
  • Advocacy
  • Support Groups
  • Respite or Family Support Services

Post Adoption Services

All of us need help at one time or another. Adoptive families are no different. Sometimes that support comes from professionals in the medical or adoption community such as doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and therapeutic support staff. Many times, just talking to or meeting with other adoptive parents who have had similar experiences may be helpful.

We offer post adoption services at no charge.
You are eligible if you…
live in Pennsylvania and your child was: …

  • adopted from foster care 
  • adopted privately 
  • a formal kinship family 
  • a child’s permanent legal custodian

We can assist you with…

  • mental health services 
  • educational services 
  • birth parent conflict resolution (Act 101 Mediation) 
  • foster care and adoption sensitive services 
  • Support Groups – a chance to meet other families like yours 
  • Respite – planned opportunities to help strengthen and support your family

For more information or referrals: 

77 Shoe House Road
York, PA 17406
(717) 755-1033

845 West Chester Pike, Suite 202
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 431-9933 ​​​​​​

adoption@choyork.org