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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Pittsburgh or in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania region. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, 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 Allegheny County 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 in other areas throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be found on our Pennsylvania adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, 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. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Allegheny County has several Pregnancy Resource Centers offering assistance:

Pregnancy Clinics in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Pregnancy 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. There providers of affordable prenatal care in Pittsburgh and throughout Allegheny County are:

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Pennsylvania with limited financial resources is provided at COMPASS

Hospitals Serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:

Completing the Home Study in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Pittsburgh area:

Absolute Love Adoptions
814-440-6897
Absolute Adoptions is committed to comprehensive adoption services that are accessible, ethical, collaborative and well informed.

Adoptions From The Heart
888-608-8373
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
610-429-1001
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
484-494-0235
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
267-242-0404
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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Pittsburgh or Allegheny County region may do so by contacting the Philadelphia Department of Human Services as well as Allegheny County Health and Human Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Pennsylvania, please contact the courthouse in Pittsburgh, Adoption Department for the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania for additional information regarding the adoption finalization process.

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