This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or in the surrounding region. If you are considering adoption for your baby, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in the Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout the state of Pennsylvania may be found on our Pennsylvania adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options. Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Many are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. There are several Pregnancy Resource Centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and throughout the surrounding region:

Birthright of Philadelphia
Community Women’s Center
Hope Pregnancy Center
The Women’s Centers

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics in Philadelphia that provide prenatal care are:

District Health Center (Multiple Locations)
Mazzoni Center
Planned Parenthood
Spectrum Health Services (3 Locations)
The Family Practice & Counseling Network (Multiple Locations)

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Pennsylvania to women with limited financial resources may be found at COMPASS.

Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. Hospitals serving the Philadelphia region that have Birthing Centers are listed below:

Chestnut Hill Hospital
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Temple University Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Philadelphia and the surrounding region:

Absolute Love Adoptions
Absolute Adoptions is committed to comprehensive adoption services that are accessible, ethical, collaborative and well informed.

Adoptions From The Heart
The trusted adoption professionals at Adoptions From The Heart have been offering a wide range of adoption services to prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, and children throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area from their main office in Wynnewood, PA since 1985.

All About Love Adoptions
Figuring out how to adopt can be a very overwhelming task, but with any type of adoption, you will need an adoption agency to complete your home study and post placement visits.

Caring Adoption Associates
Adoption is a rewarding and challenging experience. We offer pre and post adoption home study services in the Pennsylvania area. We ensure a safe and healthy environment for the child you bring into your home.

Haven Adoptions
Haven Adoptions completes adoption and foster care home studies for families both within our program and from other agencies. Haven Adoptions has become the #1 choice for many larger, nationwide agencies in completing home studies for their families.

Become a Foster Parent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Philadelphia or the area surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required by adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Pennsylvania is available on our Pennsylvania adoption information page as well as at the site for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, which is the lead agency for child welfare services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in the Philadelphia region:

Jewish Family and Children’s Services
The Children’s Choice
Turning Points for Children

County Courts

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Pennsylvania, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Contact the Family Division Court of Common Pleas for additional information regarding the adoption finalization process in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or the surrounding region.

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