Adoption By Choice
Catholic Charities – Adoption Services
Child to Family Connections – Foster Care & Adoptive Home Services
Services: Child profiles, family profiles, child specific recruitment, post permanency, child prep.
Erie County Office of Children and Youth – Permanency Unit
Adoption Finalization for Child Welfare Professionals Only
154 West Ninth Street
Erie, PA 16501
Family Services of NW PA – Adoption and Kinship Services
For adults interested in becoming adoptive parents; Kinship Care placement for child welfare professionals only
5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Adoption Search: Individuals, who were either adopted, placed a child for adoption, or are related to an adoptee or a birth parent that Family Services of NW PA worked with, may request a search. (814-866-4509)
Child Welfare Adoption: Family Services of NW PA recruits and assesses families who wish to adopt children available through any Office of Children & Youth Services in the state of Pennsylvania. (814-866-4552)
Kinship Care Services: Family Services of NW PA facilitates the placement of children in the custody of a County Children and Youth agency into the home of a relative or other significant adult. All referrals must come from a County Children and Youth Agency.
Private and International Home Study Services: private home studies for individuals or couples who are in the process of adopting an identified child through a private arrangement with the birth family. Counseling services can be arranged for the birth family to assist them through the adoption process.
Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
For adults interested in becoming adoptive parents