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Family Care Services Inc. - Adoption/Permanency

Chambersburg, PA 17202 | (717) 263-2285

Are you interested in adopting or providing permanency to a child or adolescent who is currently in foster care and needs a forever family? FCS is a licensed affiliate of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). For families who want to adopt, be kinship parents, or provide permanent legal custodianship, we will help you complete a home study, also known as a Family Profile. In addition to the application and paperwork that is required, there is also a preparation and training element to the Family Profile, which we provide. Once your Family Profile is approved, we use a variety of methods to help match you with a child, facilitate a child’s placement with your family, and assist you through the Adoption Finalization process. If you have already adopted or are providing kinship care or are a legal custodian of a child, you are eligible to receive Post-Permanency services. These services are to help families preserve healthy functioning and relationships or to help obtain services to benefit any member of the family. Case Management/Advocacy, Respite, and Support Group are available through SWAN and can be provided by FCS. Requests for Post-Permanency services need to be made directly through SWAN by calling 1-800-585-SWAN (7926). In addition to providing services for families, FCS also provides SWAN services to children and adolescents prior to their permanency. A Child Profile is a comprehensive summary of a child’s life. It’s purpose is to provide a written history of the child’s life and family, which can benefit the child’s identity development and be used as a reference for health history, etc. The Child Profile is made available to adoptive families so they know the child’s background and can make informed decisions about the child’s care. Child Preparation is a service that assists children and adolescents in developing a Life Book and can help them work through issues that might be a barrier to finding permanency. Child Specific Recruitment aids in permanency through finding adoptive resources and/or other permanent supports and connections. FCS can also provide home studies for private adoptions. The process is similar to that of the Family Profile, but the training requirements are different. While Family Profiles are funded through SWAN, private home studies cost $2,400.

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