Pennsylvania

Adoption

Legal Information

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  • Adoption

    Information on what has to be done before a child can be adopted. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Adoption PDF

    Click the link to view Chapter 3-Adoption of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services. Content Detail

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Adoption - Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights

    Information about the role of involuntary termination of parental rights in adoption proceedings. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Adoption Information

    Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for professionals on recruiting adoptive families, preparing children and youth, supporting birth parents, and providing postadoption services. Content Detail

    By:
    Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Adoption in Pennsylvania

    Information on the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange and the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN), a partnership among public and private agencies, which serves children in the custody of county children and youth agencies, who have a goal of adoption. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • Adoptions

    Information on adoption from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Bar Association
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN)

    Lisring of the most commonly asked questions about the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network

    The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) is both a broad-based cooperative effort and a centralized information and facilitation service funded and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. SWAN includes county children and youth agencies, juvenile court judges, foster and adoptive parents, private adoption agencies, the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange and many others, all working together on behalf of children who need permanent homes. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • Same Sex Relationships

    Information on legal rights and options for individuals engaged in a same sex relationship in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Bar Association
  • Voluntary Relinquishment to Adult Intending to Adopt Child

    Information on voluntarily relinquishing parental rights to a child. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Voluntary Relinquishment to Agency

    Information on the process for voluntarily reliquishing parental rights to a child to an agency. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Adoption Information and Forms

    General information about the adoption process, post adoption information and available forms. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • AdoptUSKids.org

    AdoptUSKids.org is a national photo listing service for children awaiting adoption across the United States. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Be an Adoptive Parent

    Information on how to begin the adoption process. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • Eight Steps To Adoption

    General information to help you understand the steps involved in adopting a child. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network