- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for Pennsylvania.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Pennsylvania.
- Eight Steps to Adoption
Adopt PA Kids outlines the eight steps to becoming an adoptive parent in Pennsylvania.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Adopt PA Kids provides general information on pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Pennsylvania.
- Become an Adoptive Parent
An outline of the steps to becoming an adoptive parent in Pennsylvania.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Pennsylvania Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DHS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Pennsylvania Adoption Network
Photo listing of waiting children in Pennsylvania.
- Philadelphia Heart Gallery
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Philadelphia.
- Pittsburgh Heart Gallery
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Pittsburgh.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Pennsylvania to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Pennsylvania children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
General information ICPC process in Pennsylvania, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Pennsylvania to view more information on adoption assistance in state of Pennsylvania, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Assistance FAQs
Frequently asked questions about adoption assistance.
- Case Advocacy Services
Case Advocacy unit ensures that families receive the services they need.
- Counseling Services
Find a therapist courtesy of TAP Link.
- Learning Disability Resources
Locate learning disability resources near you courtesy of TAP Link. Resources include tutors, information on mediation, materials, and more.
- Legal Resources
List of lawyers near you courtesy of TAP Link.
- Library Resource Centers
List of 10 libraries that offer over 100 books, videos, and information on adoption issues.
- Respite Service
Adopt PA Kids provides information on obtaining respite services.
- Residential Treatment Center Locator
Locate a residential treatment center near you through TAP Link.
- Search and Reunion Services
Information on search and reunion services, including how to access medical history.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Pennsylvania.
- Support Groups
Find support groups in each county.
- TAP Link
General resource website for foster and adoptive parents. Provides information on local support groups, respite care, online publications, and more./
- TAP Link Respite Locator
Locate a respite care provider near you courtesy of TAP Link.
- TAP Link Support Groups
Locate a support group near you courtesy of TAP Link.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.