Children's Services

The Salvation Army Foster Care and Adoption Program provides for the special care of children and youth who are in need of a safe, loving caring home. The children range in age from infant to eighteen years of age.

Foster Care Services

The Salvation Army offers three types of foster care.

  • Regular Foster Care: Foster parents provide for the temorary care for children who require out of home care.
  • Respite Foster Care: Respite families provide short term care to foster parents who are already caring for children.
  • Foster-Adopt (Legal Risk): Foster parents provide care for a child on a temporary basis but are open to adoption should the child become legally free for adoption. 
Adoption Services

The Salvation Army offers the following adoption services:

  • Child Prep which prepares the child for the adoption.
  • Child Profile which summarizes the Childs background and special needs.
  • Family Profile which is a home study to evaluate the potential adoptive family and Finalization which is the final application steps leading to the adoption.
  • Matching which involves sharing information about yoru family with agencies responsible for children available for adoption in PA through The Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (SWAN).
  • Post Adoption Services to aid in supporting the needs of the child and family post adoption.
  • Home Studies for families who are working with private domestic and international adoptions.


Mission Statement

Doing the most good by Nurturing children, Strengthening families, & Engaging communities. 

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The Salvation Army
Children's Services
425 Allentown Drive, Suite 1
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610.821.7706
Fax: 610.821.8121

426 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
Phone: 215.256.6868
Fax: 215. 256.6698