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Children’s Home of York - Adoption Services

York, PA 17406 | (717) 755-1033

Permanency Partners offers comprehensive services for families in all phases of the adoption process, including: family profiles, child profiles, child preparation services, foster-to-adopt options, adoption services and post-adoption support. As reunification is not always possible for children placed in our care, Permanency Partners can assist our foster parents in adopting foster children whose natural parents’ rights have been terminated. As a licensed affiliate of the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN), Permanency Partners, a Division of Children’s Home of York, offers adoption services that are funded and overseen by the Department of Public Welfare. Many children in Pennsylvania’s state foster care system are waiting for families. Aged 0 to 18, they are considered to be “special needs” children because they may have experienced neglect or abuse, they may be older (aged 8 to 18), they may be of a racial minority or part of a sibling group that needs to be placed together. Do you believe that every child deserves a family? So do we! Permanency Partners is committed to recruiting and preparing families to adopt the children who wait for homes in foster care. Our adoptions are state-funded, so adoptive parents pay no agency fee. In addition, we provide training to prepare our families and children for the adoption process, assist in obtaining available medical subsidies and financial assistance, and provide post-adoption services such as respite care, adoptive parent support groups and case management services. Children’s Home of York adoption services matches area children of all ages who are in need of homes with Pennsylvania families. We pair the right child with the right family through a variety of processes including family and child profiling and working with county children and youth agencies to connect waiting children and families for the purpose of adoption. Children’s Home of York employs a team approach to set long-term goals with the child and family. Admission and the provision of services are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Children who have serious untreated drug/alcohol addictions, those with violent and assaultive behaviors or a history of fire setting and those who are actively psychotic may not be appropriate for referral.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care - South Central Pennsylvania Office

York, PA 17403 | (717) 845-9113

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.

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