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Diakon Adoption & Foster Care - Central Pennsylvania Office

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 | (717) 795-0320

Changing the world for waiting children is what Diakon Adoption & Foster Care is all about. We are dedicated to bringing permanency to the lives of children in need. From special needs and domestic adoption to multiple levels of foster care and legal-risk placements (foster-to-adopt), we offer a range of services designed to unite children with forever families. While the name Diakon Adoption & Foster Care may be new, our tradition of serving children in need certainly isn't. In fact, our adoption program has been finding permanent adoptive homes for children with special needs for more than 33 years! And our foster care program was created just as long ago to meet the needs of children and youths transitioning to community living from institutional placements. Diakon Adoption Services was formed through the Jan. 1, 2000, affiliation that created Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. Both agencies that created Diakon—Tressler Lutheran Services and Lutheran Services Northeast—had long and storied histories of service to children dating to the late 1800s. While both Tressler and The Lutheran Home at Topton began as orphans home, they expanded services over the years so that, by the early 1970s, both had begun adoption programs. Foster care services began around the same time. Pioneering the adoptive placement of children with special needs, Tressler Adoption Services became a national model for its use of adoptive parents in training prospective parents. The Lutheran Home at Topton became known as an advocate for children with special needs. Over the years, both organizations excelled in serving children and youths. In 2005, Diakon’s adoption and foster care services were combined into Diakon Adoption & Foster Care to create a unified effort to bring permanency to the lives of ever-more waiting children.

Families United Network Inc. - Foster Care & Adoption (South Central Program Of

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 | (717) 766-5900

Families United Network, Inc. is a licensed non-profit adoption agency providing adoption from foster care, and both domestic and international adoption and related services. We are committed to providing our client families with honest and professional services, with the best interests of families and children in mind at all times. There are always infants and children, both domestically and internationally, in need of permanent, loving families. Families United Network, Inc. is here to help you and your family learn about the types of adoption available, and to provide you with the information you will need to decide which type of adoption is best for your family. Once you have made this decision, we will assist you through every step of the adoption process, including pre and post adoption services.

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