Adoption Agency Services In Philadelphia, PA
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.
For Pregnant Women
For pregnant women interested in learning more about adoption, Adoptions From The Heart offers numerous services free of charge.
The cornerstone of our adoption service is supportive counseling. Before, during, and after placement, our Philadelphia adoption professionals will guide you through your options with compassion and care. Our counselors are available 24 / 7 to ensure that you make the right choices for yourself and your children.
If you choose adoption with us, Adoptions From The Heart will handle all insurance matters. Whether or not you have insurance coverage currently, our adoption professionals will file your insurance claims, or pay for your pre-natal hospital expenses if no insurance can be provided.
For Prospective Adoptive Parents
Looking to adopt near Philadelphia, PA? Adoptions From The Heart facilitates both domestic and international adoptions, providing home studies and educating families interested in adoption.
Find more resources for prospective adoptive parents in Pennsylvania below:
- Domestic Adoption
- International Adoption Home Studies
- Adoption Assistance Services
- Learning Center for Adoptive Parents
Other Adoption Services In The Greater Philadelphia Area
For AFTH adoptees in the area, Adoptions From The Heart offers counseling and educational classes. To learn more, visit our “Adoptee Services” page.
Areas That We Serve
Our adoption professionals serve clients throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and surrounding areas from our Wynnewood office, including individuals in:
- Bucks County, PA
- Chester County, PA
- Delaware County, PA
- Montgomery County, PA
- Philadelphia County, PA
- Center City
- South Philadelphia
- Southwest Philadelphia
- West Philadelphia
- Lower North Philadelphia
- Upper North Philadelphia
- Wynnewood, PA
- Haverford, PA
- Bala Cynwyd, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- Media, PA
- Upper Darby, PA
- Plymouth Meeting, PA
- and other nearby locations.
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What Our Clients Say About Us
"What compassionate people! The people who showed us such wonderful compassion and caring as we journeyed to bring our precious daughter home will always be remembered in our hearts as our “Dear friends” For us there is no other adoption agency. We would use them again in a heartbeat"Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
Latest Philadelphia Child Adoption Updates
By Heidi Gonzalez
May 2, 2017- Adoption Numbers Dropping In The US Put Would Be Adoptive Parents At Risk
Adoption for a number of would-be adoptive parents is looking more daunting as the overall number of U.S. adoptions has dropped significantly in recent years. Many face long waiting times and high fees, as well as competition to adopt an infant especially. It has been estimated that one million families are trying to adopt at any given time and some of the waiting families fall prey to scams. Read more about the scams some parents have endured here.
April 5, 2017- Nearly 30,000 People Adopted As Babies From Overseas Learn They Are Not U.S. Citizens
In the midst of President Trump’s tougher and stricter policies against undocumented immigrants, there is another group of uneasy people. Nearly 30,000 people who were adopted from overseas as toddlers or babies have been discovering that they are not actually U.S. citizens. The reason behind these late discoveries is due to the fact that when international adoption was still quite new, many parents wrongly believed that adoption and immigration were the same things. It was not until 2000 that it was clear that they were two separate processes. Now, many grown adoptees have learned of their true legal status accidentally when they were filing for a passport or government benefits. Read more about how this affects adoptees here.
March 2, 2017- Highlights Of New Adoption Report
A new report from the National Council for Adoption takes a look at American adoption trends in a report called Adoption: By the Numbers. The report looks at findings from the seventh edition of the National Adoption Data study. The report indicated that adoption numbers have declined overall since 2007 and the decline is attributed to a 75% decrease in the number of international adoptions. In 2015, international adoptions fell to 5,647. However, domestic adoptions have remained mostly steady and increased slightly from 18,078 in 2007 to 18,329 in 2014.
February 24, 2017- Loss Leads Family To Adopt Special Needs Children
A family that had already adopted one child, was in the process of adopting another child who ended up passing away during the adoption process. Their journey through grief led them to help special-needs children. The couple received a call in 2013 from an international adoption agency they had been working with about a little girl who had been born with cerebral palsy. Read more about their adoption journey here.
January 3, 2017- International Adoptions Of Chinese Children Are Declining
There has been a decline in the adoption of Chinese children by American families. The adoption rate has dropped by 70 percent in the last decade since the Chinese government has started working to promote domestic adoption. The decline is due to a shrinking number of abandoned children as well as the growth in domestic adoptions. Furthermore, it has been reported that fewer children are being abandoned in a lot of developing countries over the years because poverty has eased out worldwide, which was one of the main reasons for child abandonment. For more information about the decline go here.
December 7, 2016- More Ways To Support Adoption Are Needed
Over 2,500 Pennsylvania children are waiting to be adopted according to the state Department of Human Services. Within the foster care system, there are nearly 110,000 children in the United Staes awaiting adoption according to the director of communication for the National Adoption Center in Philadelphia. These numbers highlight the need to raise more awareness about adoption and different ways to make it a reality for both parents and children looking to adopt.
November, 9-2016- November Is National Adoption Awareness Month
Every year November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. The focus of this particular month is the adoption of children who are currently in foster care. According to the Department of Children and Family Services, there are more than 100,000 children across the nation who are in the foster care system awaiting permanent families. Furthermore, over 200,000 children age out of foster care every year without being placed in permanent homes.
October 19, 2016- Adoption Subsidy Bill Passes In PA
Legislation that would enable adoptive families to appeal state provided subsidy amounts by their county Children and Youth Services agency was passed in the House by a unanimous vote on October 17th. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams. House Bill 1528 enables adoptive families of children with a mental or physical handicap, serious emotional disturbance, an older child, siblings or different ethnicity to appeal to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service for more adoption subsidies. The subsidy can cover maintenance, medical, surgical and psychological expenses, including other costs stemming from the adoption.
September 27, 2016- State House Committee Approves Adoption Bill
In Harrisburg, PA, three more bills for a legislation package that are meant to streamline and speed up adoption procedures in Pennsylvania have recently been approved. The Executive Director of the House Children and Youth Committee is responsible for advancing three bills that are part of an eight-bill package, meant to tighten up adoption procedures. One of the bills in the package that has already passed the House and is waiting for further action in the Senate, is supposed to reduce the period of time a birth mother can revoke her consent. The new proposed time frame will be 14 days instead of 30 days.
August 15th, 2015 – New Bill Aims To Make Pennsylvania Adoption Easier
A new bill, House Bill 1526, is seeking to change adoption laws in Pennsylvania, limiting the amount of time that birth parents have to revoke their consent. To learn more about this bill, check out Fox News 43
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