Pennsylvania post-adoption support
Below are post-adoption and guardianship support services available to families who live in Pennsylvania. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support.
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The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) offers support groups to any family who has either adopted or has a formal kinship and permanent legal custodianship of children from Pennsylvania's child welfare system. To access support groups and other post permanency services, families should call the toll-free SWAN Helpline at 800-585-7926.
Information on support groups and other resources located throughout the state can be obtained by contacting Together As Parents Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 215-256-0669.
In addition, TRAC Services for Families has an extensive adoption and foster care library that includes books, tapes, and articles that are available to the public. For information on TRAC’s library location and hours, how to borrow in-person and by mail, and what they have, call 412-471-8722.
Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.
To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.
A Second Chance, Inc.
Adoption by Choice
Affinity Family Support Services
Apple Corps c/o Children's Aid Home
Bethany Christian Services of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
Catholic Charities Adoption Services and Specialized Foster Care
Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown
Catholic Charities of Greensburg
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services Diocese of Scranton
Chester County PAS Groups
Location: West Chester
Children's Home of Pittsburgh
Families Caring for Children, Inc.
Families Through Adoption
Group type: International adoption
Family Care Services, Inc.
Location: Philadelphia and surrounding areas
Location: Maple Glen
Parenting Services for Families and After Adoption
Location: Bala Cynwyd
Philadelphia Family Pride
Philadelphia Resource Parents Association, Inc.
SA Parents of Delaware Valley
Tabor Children's Services Inc.
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
The Salvation Army Children's Services
World Links International Adoption Agency