Adoption Agency Services Near Pittsburgh, PA
From our adoption office in Greensburg, PA, the adoption professionals at Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) offer prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, their children, and AFTH adoptees in the Pittsburgh area numerous services. Our professionals have been trusted counselors and advocates for the adoption community in Pittsburgh for decades.
Adoption Services For Pregnant Women In the Pittsburgh Area
The essence of our adoption services for pregnant women is revealed in our caring counseling. The Pittsburgh adoption professionals at AFTH guide pregnant women considering their options with compassion before, during, and after placement. Making sure that you know about all of your options and make the right choices for you and your child is our only goal. That’s why our adoption counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you choose adoption, and Adoptions From The Heart as your adoption professionals, we’ll help you find coverage in all matters of insurance. If you currently have insurance, our counselors will file the insurance claims for you. If you don’t, we’ll pay your pre-natal hospital bills for you.
Interested in learning more? Visit our page on “Services for Pregnant Women.”
Adoption Services For Prospective Adoptive Parents In the Pittsburgh Area
Interested in adopting ? AFTH helps prospective adoptive parents in and near the Pittsburgh area in international and domestic placements, guiding families looking into adoption, facilitating home studies, and handling all aspects of placement.
You can find more info for prospective adoptive parents from our resources below:
- Learning Center for Adoptive Parents
- Domestic Adoption
- International Adoption Home Studies
- Adoption Assistance Services
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Other Local Areas We Serve
We don’t just serve individuals and couples in Pittsburgh. We can also provide services in and around:
- Erie County (Edinboro, Corry, Girard)
- Crawford County (Meadville, Conneaut Lake, Cambridge Springs, Titusville)
- Mercer County (Sharon, Grove City, Greenville, Jamestown)
- Elk County (Benezette, Weedville, Fox Township)
- Fayette County (Dunbar, Brownsville, Belle Vernon, Ohiopyle)
Preparing To Welcome A Child Into Your Home? These Local Resources May Help
Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Kids Plus Pediatrics
4070 Beechwood Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Greater Pittsburgh Pediatric Center
1812 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Allegheny County Family Division
440 Ross St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Keystone Oaks School District
1000 Kelton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Pittsburgh School District
341 S Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Wilkinsburg Borough School District
718 Wallace Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
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Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15123
7340 Bulter St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Carnegie Museum Of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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More Adoption Services Near Pittsburgh, PA
Adoptions From The Heart’s office also provides counseling and education for AFTH adoptees in the Pittsburgh area. Visit our “Adoptee Services” page to find out more.
Other Adoption Agency Locations
- Philadelphia, PA
- Allentown, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Cherry Hill, NJ
- Wilmington, DE
- Chesapeake, VA
- Glastonbury, CT
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Latest Pittsburgh, PA Adoption Updates
By Adoptions From The Heart
August 17, 2017- Deaf Couple Adopts Two Deaf Children From China
A deaf couple that miscarried twice and struggled with failed IVF treatments has had their dream of having a family fulfilled through adoption. The couple first adopted their daughter from China in June 2016. Their daughter was six when she was adopted and like her parents, she is also deaf. The family is ready to adopt again and they are working to bring a 5-year-old boy, who is also deaf, from China to the U.S. Their daughter is already saving all her toys so she can share them with her brother.
July 28, 2017- More Americans Looking Adopt Children From Foster Care
According to a national study conducted by Nielson, more Americans are looking to adopt children who are in foster care. The study found that 25 percent of people who have not adopted in America have considered adoption. Almost 80 percent of those individuals have also considered foster care adoption. Foster care adoption was found to be up 7 percent from 2012 and is at an all-time high. The study also revealed that 80 percent of Americans understand that children are in foster care as a result of abuse and neglect. The study also showed empathy towards foster care children and that 58 percent of the people understand that every child is adoptable regardless of circumstances. This new understanding is also up from 51 percent in 2012.
June 30, 2017- British Adoption Agency Turns Couple Away Because Of Their Cultural Heritage
A British-born couple of Indian heritage was turned down by an adoption agency because of their ethnic background. The couple wanted a shot at parenthood regardless of the child’s ethnicity. The adoption agency from their local council told them that there were only white children in need of adoption and only British or European applicants would be given preference. The couple was essentially told that they should try and adopt a child from India instead. However, a home visit deemed the couple suitable adoptive parents in all other aspects. Read more about this couple’s unfair adoption denial here.
May 18, 2017- Texas Could Soon Ban Adoption By Gays, Jews, And Muslims
The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill that will allow adoption agencies and foster care providers to reject applicants based on their religious beliefs as well as their lifestyle choices. The bill will allow state-funded organizations to make their own decisions about who can adopt based on the prospective parents’ religious beliefs and lifestyle. This bill leaves the door open for couples who are gay, Jewish, Muslim or interfaith to be rejected if they are looking to adopt or foster a child. Other states have passed similar laws, however, the Texas bill is one of the few that extends to state funded agencies.
April 14, 2017- Bishops Back Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act has been backed by three bishops in a joint letter. The Act would permit social service agencies to refuse to provide adoption or foster services for households headed by same-sex couples on religious grounds. Furthermore, under this act federal government and states that receive federal funds for child welfare will not be excluded for child welfare providers who believe that children should be placed with heterosexual couples. Read more about the letter here.
March 29, 2017- Abandoned And Then Adopted Man Searches For His Family
A man who was abandoned and adopted in 1965 is now a grandfather to a 3-year-old with a mysterious medical condition. The condition is believed to be genetic in nature and has prompted this grandfather to figure out his family tree. In addition to knowing more about his genetic background for the sake of his grandchild’s health, he also wants to know if he can get information about why he was abandoned. So far there is little evidence to let him know what happened when he was found on October 27, 1963. There is no record of any criminal charges filed with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s office worked with the detectives who handled such investigations during that time but, no investigatory paperwork would have been preserved. The grandfather’s adoptive parents who are now deceased knew nothing else other than what they had read in the local newspapers before they adopted him.
February 24, 2017- Bill Passed To Protect Adoption Agencies
A Senate committee in Alabama has advanced a bill allowing faith-based agencies, including ones that care for state foster children, to not allow same-sex couples to adopt on religious grounds. The Senate Health Committee voted 6-1 for the legislation that would prohibit the state from refusing to license, or contract, with adoption groups that do not provide services to people on religious grounds.
January 27, 2017- Crowd Funding Sites Pull Adoption App
A new adoption app called Adoptly has been heavily criticized for its similarity to the popular dating site, Tinder. Adoptly has been noted as the Tinder for adoption where families filter and swipe their preferences for a child based on ethnicity, age, gender, and distance. Creators of the app stated that the goal of the app was to make adopting kids quick and easy. However, crowdfunding sites did not find this idea to be in good taste and within hours of Adoptly being up on Indego, they were suspended for review by their Trust and Safety team. Kickstarter also pulled the app idea off their platform.
June 26th, 2016 – House Of Representatives Approves Changes
The state House Of Representatives recently approved changes to the length of time that the biological mother has to change her mind after giving her child up for adoption. Learn more her: .Written by Radio
What Families Say About Us
"What an amazing team! My wife and I, had absolutely the best experience from start to finish with this agency, but more than that its people. Laurie, Debbie, and Katie have to be 3 angels sent from heaven! They all helped make our dreams come true. "Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★