With almost 3,000 foster children in Pennsylvania waiting 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. There is an urgent need for families. Any family who can provide a loving, safe environment for a child is welcome to apply. We offer our services without discrimination and with the best interest of the children, we serve at the forefront of all we do.

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.Children eligible for SWAN adoption are primarily older children. 
Home Study for Private Adoption: Our 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.









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









State of Pennsylvania

Adopting a child from Pennsylvania is nearly free. There are no costs for your home study and most adoption costs are reimbursed.


Provide A Home 

All types of families are needed. If you are over 21 and can provide a safe and loving home, you are eligible to apply.


Takes no time

Our licensing process is the easiest and most efficient.  We work closely with you through every step and our application and trainings are almost entirely done online.


Apply on Online 

Our application process is almost completely online – eliminating paperwork!


Provide a Home for an Amazing Child

Most children who are free for adoption are ages 8 years and older or are sibling groups.


Ways to Give


When you join our team of volunteers, you’re helping us build communities where lives are changed and hope is found. Volunteers are one of our strongest resources. Donate your time to ou local Salvation Army.
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Our advisory board members are hard-working men and women who share in the vision to transform and restore lives in their communities. Contact your local Salvation to discover opportunities.


We want you to feel confident when making the best decision of Adoption by the use of resources you’ve given from The Salvation Army Children's Service. We pride ourselves on being one of the leading agencies in Children Services and want to direct throughout the journey of adoption.
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