If you are interested in adopting or if you are pregnant and considering adopting near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, below you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts. If you are unsure about whether you want to foster a child or adopt, see our Foster Care vs Adopting page to assess your options. Other additional resources can be found on our Pennsylvania Guide

Completing the Home Study in Pittsburgh

A home study is one of the requirements of the adoption process. It ensures that each child is placed in a suitable home with capable Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and a background check. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies near Pittsburgh:

  • Caring Adoption Associates, LLC
  • 484-494-0235
  • “We have been working in the adoption field for over 20 years and are familiar with both domestic and international adoptions. We provide home studies and post placement services to families throughout the State of Pennsylvania and can also guide you in choosing a placing agency, if needed.”
  • MAYA Organization
  • 412-945-7670 x103
  • “Our mission is to provide education and promote the healing process in order to enable women and families to break the cycle of generational trauma and foster the optimal physical and mental development of their children.”
  • The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
  • 412-441-4884
  • “The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, established in 1893, is an independent, non-profit licensed organization whose purpose is to promote the health and well-being of infants and children through services which establish and strengthen the family.”
  • Three Rivers Adoption Council
  • 412-471-8722
  • “TRAC is viewed statewide as the highest quality provider of innovative family-focused adoption services with an emphasis on African-American and special needs children as measured by our key stakeholders: children & families, employees, funders, member & peer agencies, and all levels of government.”

Pittsburgh Adoption Agencies

Like the home study, there are several basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. Check out 5 Tips for Choosing an Adoption Agency/Professional If you are interested in adopting a baby or placing your baby for adoption, here are several more local adoption agencies willing to work with you:

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Care Adoption right for you? Contact these local foster care resources in Pittsburgh to see if becoming a Foster Parent is in your best interest.

  • Every Child Inc.
  • 412-665-0600
  • “Every Child develops, preserves, and strengthens the relationships to family and community that are essential to every child’s growth and development through child-focused, family-driven services.”
  • Families United Network, Inc.
  • 412-871-3560
  • “Families United Network, Inc. is dedicated to strengthening families by providing children and youth with a safe, nurturing, community environment through a continuum of services, which focuses on reunification or permanency.”
  • Pressley Ridge
  • 412-872-9400
  • “Our mission statement speaks to our complete and unequivocal commitment to do everything in our power to improve the lives of children and families everywhere—especially those whose lives we touch. There is no challenge too big or barrier too strong to keep us from doing our utmost on their behalf. We succeed when they succeed.”

Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Birth Mothers and Adoptive Parents will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Learn about the Emotional and Psychological Effects of Adoption on Birth Mothers on our page. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Below is a list of hospitals in Pittsburgh:

  • UPMC Mercy
  • 412-232-8111
  • 1400 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, an adoption finalization hearing is required. The following is a list of county courts in and near the Pittsburgh area:

  • Washington County
  • 724-228-6770
  • Joy Schury Ranko, 1 S. Main Street, Suite 1001, Washington, PA 15301

Local Attractions

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a variety of local attractions. If you are a fan of museums, you can visit the Andy Warhol Museum or the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. From parks, zoos and aquariums, these sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. There are much more interesting sites to choose from. See more local attractions below: