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Every Child Deserves a Safe Place to Call Home


Adoption Services

“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


With over 2,000 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.

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: 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.

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?


Click HERE to request information.


Foster Care Services


We have been so incredibly blessed with the staff and agency and will unequivocally recommend anyone who feels called to foster a child who needs a hand to hold, a family to be loved, a home to feel safe in, to work with Salvation Army Children's Services. The level of care for each foster family is above and beyond most of what we have experienced in the foster care world. Thank you for everything.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
- Matt and Megan Steinruck, Foster and Adoptive Parents


Foster parents have an incredible impact on the life of a child in need by providing a safe and loving temporary home.  Children enter foster care, often victims of troubled families, need a period of separation from their biological families.  By providing a child with the stability of a caring and nurturing home during a frightening and tumultous time in their lives, foster care gives the biological family the opportunity to heal and rebuild their lives. Foster parents are an essential part of helping restore families, giving them a chance for a brighter future together. 

As a foster parent with The Salvation Army Children's Services Foster Care & Adoption program, you are never alone on your journey.  You will receive support and caring from our compassionate staff, as well as excellent training and compensation for the child's care.  We also provide a range of support services and are committed to providing the best possible care for every child and family in our program. 

We offer three types of foster care:

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

When you make the decision to foster children, we will support you through the process every step of the way.  There are many children in your community who need a safe, loving place to call home and a family who can support them through a frightening time in their lives.  Please consider opening your heart and home to them.  Contact us today to get started.

Click HERE to request information.



Watch the CBS-3 Video About a Collegville Family Who Adopted Siblings Through Our Foster Care & Adoption Services . . .


Download Our Brochure about Our Adoption & Support Services . . .



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