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Catholic Social Services - Adoption, Philadelphia PA

  • Agency Name
  • Catholic Social Services - Adoption
  • Agency Location
  • 4400 North Reese Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • Contact Phone
  • (267) 331-2443
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  • Services Offered
  • Services for birth parents: Counseling to resolve immediate physical, environmental, and emotional needs and problems; Assistance to extended family members in dealing with the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy; Provision of information and referral to appropriate community resources to meet immediate and long-term goals such as: Medical service, Residential placement, Educational goals; Counseling to enable birth parents to make final decisions regarding their own and their child's future including: - Assurance these decisions have been reached without coercion from any outside force - Offering adoption placement options that may include degrees of participation of birth parents through openness or open adoption - Making known to birth parents the valid alternatives available to them, including parenting, adoptive placement, and temporary foster care; Assertive outreach efforts to encourage birth fathers to participate in planning for their child; Respecting the birth parent's desire f
  • Description
  • Following the Revolutionary War, A Yellow Fever epidemic swept through the city of Philadelphia leaving many orphans in its wake. The Catholic community mobilized to provide for these children and our commitment to children has been growing and evolving since that time. In 1912 child care services in the Archdiocese were reorganized under the Catholic Children's Bureau which was authorized as an adoption agency. We have completed over 11,000 adoptions since that time.
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