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Adoption

“The soft breeze on my forehead as I go to kiss them goodnight,  safe, secure, and loved – content for them and content in me for doing what I can, when I can for this child; one step at a time, in his time, and in God’s perfect timing.”  
—Mike and Kelly Carl, Foster and Adoptive Parents

Every Child Deserves a Safe Place to Call Home.

With over 2,000 children in Pennsylvania waiting in foster care for a forever family, the need for loving families who are willing to open their hearts and homes is great. Consider becoming an adoptive parent and provide a child with a chance at a bright future.

The Salvation Army Children's Services provides services for the following types of adoption:

Foster Care Adoption: Adoption of a child that you are fostering if the child becomes legally free for adoption.

SWAN Adoption: Adoption through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) of a child in Pennsylvania who is legally free for adoption and already waiting for a permanent family. Check out Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids for a waiting child of the month!

Home Study for Private Adoptions: The agency can provide a private adoption home study when a family is working with a private adoption agency/attorney for infant adoption, relative/kinship adoption, custody, etc..

Answers to commonly asked adoption questions can be found at the links below:

Did You Know?

  • That Adoption Might Be Possible Without Long Waiting Periods?
  • That Adoption Is Possible With Very Little Or No Cost?
  • There Is A Subsidy Available For Special Needs Children In Pennsylvania?