Foster Care & Adoption Services
We believe every child deserves to have a safe, secure, and nurturing home and that the future of our world depends on the security and happiness of our children.
Sometimes a child is not able to live with their birth parents due to a variety of reasons and needs to be placed into a temporary or a permanent home—that’s where we come in.
We provide a variety of placement services, like foster care and adoption, and help facilitate the process of finding safe, stable homes for children in need.
On a regular basis, the children we are finding homes for range in ages from newborns to 21 years old. A child enters into the child welfare system for a variety of reasons like the home they are residing in is deemed unsafe or because their parent(s) have passed away and there is no one available to take care of them.
When a child enters into the child welfare system the child’s care is overseen by a county’s agency like children and youth services or a juvenile justice department. When this occurs, we are notified and our staff works closely with and on behalf of the county’s agency to identify, facilitate, and secure a safe and stable home for the child.
While our staff primarily works with Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Washington Counties to facilitate foster homes and adoption services, they have and will often work with county agencies across Pennsylvania and across the country.
Our staff train, prepares, and supports foster and adoptive families for what kind of experiences lie ahead for them when bringing a new child into their home. We become the child and family’s biggest advocate and we work to ensure that the transition process is as seamless as possible.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or are considering adoption, we will work closely with you and answer any questions you may have regarding the placement process. We work with adults and families from traditional and non-traditional backgrounds.
How can I help?
Children who enter into the Counties’ welfare systems often come from a variety of backgrounds and situations, and as a result, have very few of their own belongings (if any) when we start working with them.
If you are able to make a monetary contribution to help support the children we work with, we would be very appreciative. We are always in need of items like:
- gift cards (Walmart, Target, Giant Eagle, etc.)
- school supplies
If you own or work at a company and would like to know how you can help us, we have a few service projects that we run and are always in need of support for. Around the holidays we have an Angel Tree and currently partner with local businesses to ensure that the children and teenagers we work with receive a present. Those businesses we partner with let their employees know we have an Angel Tree and we ask that they spend on average $20-25 on a gift for one of our kids (we can work with you to provide specific details on that child, so that the present is age and gender appropriate). We also partner with local businesses who allow us to place flyers and brochures in their offices and stores which feature information on our foster care and adoption programs.
If you or your place of employment would like to see make a donation or would like to see how you can be of assistance, please contact us with any questions you have.