This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or in the surrounding Allegheny County area. 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 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, 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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and throughout the Allegheny County region:

Birthright of Pittsburgh
Choices Pregnancy Center
The Women’s Clinic
Women’s Choice Network (3 Locations)

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh that provide prenatal care are:

Bethlehem Haven (3 Locations)
Birmingham Free Clinic
Pittsburgh Mercy
Planned Parenthood
Primary Care Health Services (Several 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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh region that have Birthing Centers are listed below:

UPMC Magee Womens Hospital
West Penn Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh or the area surrounding Pittsburgh, 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 Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Allegheny County Health and Human Services is the lead agency for child welfare services in Allegheny County. The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in greater Allegheny County:

Every Child, Inc.
Families United Network, Inc.
The Bair Foundation
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
TRAC Services for Families

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 Adoption Department for the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania for additional information regarding the adoption finalization process in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and all of Allegheny County.

Local Attractions

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a rich culture of tourist attractions mixed with local and world history. There’s no shortage of fun to be had - from museums and historic sites, to the fabulous zoo and aquarium, you’ll be able to experience every aspect of this city.