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  • Adoption

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

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Adoption

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on the intercountry adoption process, where U.S. Citizens adopt children from overseas. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Adoption

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on what has to be done before a child can be adopted. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Adoption Information

    Resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Child Welfare Information Gateway 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

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    Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Adoption Information and Forms

    Forms and general information from the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network about the adoption process, post adoption information and available forms. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • Adoption in Pennsylvania

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE); 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; and other resources about adoption in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Adoptions

    Information on adoption from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • AdoptUSKids.org

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

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

    Information from the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network on how to begin the adoption process. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • Call to Report Child Abuse!!! - ChildLine and Abuse Registry

    Reporting Child Abuse - Call 800-932-0313 The ChildLine and Abuse Registry Intake Unit is available 24 hours to receive reports of suspected child abuse. Each call is answered by a trained intake specialist who will interview the caller to determine the most appropriate course of action. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Child Abuse & Neglect

    Resources from the Child Welfare Information Gateway about child maltreatment, including definitions, signs and symptoms, statistics and prevalence, types of child abuse and neglect, risk and protective factors, the impact on individuals and society, and child fatalities. Content Detail

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    Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

    The Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Content Detail

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    Child Welfare Information Gateway
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  • Eight Steps To Adoption

    General information from the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network to help you understand the steps involved in adopting a child. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network
  • Family Law Manual

    This handbook provides useful information about common Family Law issues. If you need Family Law help, this handbook has good suggestions about some of the most common areas of Family Law. This handbook also gives answers to commonly asked questions. [PDF] Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN)

    Listing of the most commonly asked questions about the adoption process from the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network