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Adoption in PA, Pennsylvania Adoption Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

Lifetime Adoption is ready to help you with your adoption journey if you are in the Keystone State. If you are considering placing your child for adoption but need to understand your options contact Lifetime Adoption. If you are interested in adopting a child in Pennsylvania, Lifetime Adoption coordinators are available to explain the Lifetime process and to answer all of your questions.

Pregnant and Considering Adoption in PA

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That pregnancy test comes back positive and you are thinking, “I am not ready to be a parent”? What are you going to do now? You are probably experiencing some panic and all kinds of other emotions at this time.

First, take a breath and consider what your options are. Call Lifetime Adoption and speak with a coordinator who will help you understand your options and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call, text, or fill out our online form. Your coordinator will offer you peer and professional counselors at no cost to you. They can help you sort through all the different opinions and advice you may get and help you consider the pros and cons of each option. This can be very helpful during this stressful and confusing time.

What is the Adoption Process in Pennsylvania?

For over three decades, Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping expectant mothers navigate the adoption process. Just call, text, or fill out our online form 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will always find a caring, non-judgmental adoption coordinator ready to listen and to get you the resources you need.

Next, you will view Lifetime Adoptive family profiles your coordinator feels will match well with you, and you can also view family profiles online. Then you will choose one or more families you want to get to know more about. Your adoption coordinator will arrange a meeting, usually over the phone at first. You may want a family from Pennsylvania or you may prefer a family from another state.

If you are currently pregnant you may be nervous about how everything will be handled at the hospital. Your adoption coordinator will help you make a hospital plan that outlines your wishes. You will decide things such as who you want in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and many other details. You will also have an adoption attorney at no cost to you who will make sure you understand your rights, you are sure about your decision, and that all the paperwork is complete.

Placing a Child Already Born in Pennsylvania

Sometimes, when parenting a young child, life gets difficult and it can become unhealthy for you and your child for you to continue parenting. Lifetime is ready to help you with an adoption in PA. In addition, we’re here to help with an adoption plan for you and your toddler, special needs child, sibling group, or older child. If you are in this situation and considering adoption, your Lifetime coordinator will put you in touch with a professional counselor. She will work with you, your child, and the adoptive parents to create an adoption plan that will focus on a healthy transition for everyone involved in the adoption.

Open Adoption in PA

Adoption in PA is a lot different nowadays and furthermore, there are a lot of positives about open adoption. As a birth mother, you choose the adoptive parents and how much contact you have with the adoptive family after the adoption is final. You can receive video chats, connect through social media, updates and pictures, and even have an occasional visit.

Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you understand your options and explain the process. To set up your adoption plan, she will ask some questions such as:

  • What qualities are you looking for in adoptive parents?
  • How much and what kind of contact are you interested in after placement?
  • How would you like things to go at the hospital?
  • How much involvement would you like the adoptive parents to have during your pregnancy?
  • Do you need help with pregnancy-related expenses?

Parenting a child is not always the right choice for you or your child. Adoption may be the right option. Lifetime Adoption families are hoping to grow their family through open adoption. Often our adoptive families form a close relationship with their birth family.

Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More

Lisa was married and living in Pennsylvania when her pregnancy test came back positive. She was in the middle of a divorce from her husband and currently neither of them was working. She knew she did not want to bring a baby into this situation and had decided to place the baby for adoption. When she called Lifetime, she was unsure what to do and didn’t know if she could pay her medical copays during her pregnancy. Her Lifetime Adoption coordinator explained that she may be able to get some help with some pregnancy-related expenses in the state of Pennsylvania.

To help with all of the emotions she was having and to help her plan for the future peer and professional counseling was also made available at no charge. Peer counselors are birth mothers who understand what you are going through and can provide some great advice. Professional counselors can help you work through and understand your emotions and help you with your decision making process.

Pennsylvania Adoptive Families

The list of family profiles below will show you waiting couples of all types and backgrounds who are ready to grow their family through adoption in PA. When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about their:

  • Lifestyle
  • Family
  • Home and neighborhood
  • Values and religious beliefs
  • Reasons for adopting
  • And much more!

No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect match. With waiting families from across the country, Lifetime Adoption provides more adoptive family profiles for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child.

Families Wanting to Adopt in Pennsylvania

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Are you planning to grow your family through adoption in n PA? If you are considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or maybe an older child up to the age of six, contact Lifetime Adoption. We are a leader in open adoption in addition to over three decades of successfully matching birth families and adoptive families. Our experienced coordinators will make your adoption dreams come true and they are dedicated to treating birth mothers and adoptive families with all of the care and respect they deserve. They make sure everyone in the adoption process has all the support and resources they need.

Starting the Adoption Process

So, you have decided to look into adoption in PA and now you are wondering how you get started. It’s quite quick and what’s more, it’s easy to fill out our short online application. The application is free and you will not be obligated in any way to move forward if you choose not to. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you, once pre-approved, to explain the Lifetime process. She will answer any questions you may have and get you started with instruction on how to create your personal profile for birth mothers to view. She will refer you to a home study provider and adoption attorney. In addition, she will provide you with access to education, blogs, and many other resources including access on our Lifetime membership site.

The founder of Lifetime Adoption, Mardie Caldwell has created the successful Lifetime Adoption program after navigating the adoption of her son. She wanted to share the lessons she learned about what worked and what didn’t work with others to help them realize their adoption dreams.

Adoption Laws in Pennsylvania

To navigate the Pennsylvania adoption laws, you will need to retain an adoption attorney. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator is happy to refer an attorney in Pennsylvania to you. Your attorney will make sure your adoption is legal, all documents are filed in a timely manner, and your hearing is scheduled for your adoption finalization.

In Pennsylvania, you can expect your adoption to generally become final within a couple months after placement. Every adoption is unique, however, so consult with your adoption attorney about your individual adoption facts.

Pennsylvania Home Studies

The home study process will be part of your adoption journey. A home study is a legal document required by the court in Pennsylvania as it is throughout the U.S. It is a report by a social worker that shows the judge that you are qualified to adopt a child.

A home study will include:

  • Background checks
  • Visit to the home
  • References
  • Financial verification
  • Employment verification
  • Medical reports

Your home study social worker will run a background check and will also compile information on why you chose adoption as a way to grow your family, what your beliefs are on topics such as marital relationships, parenting style, and what your values and lifestyle are like. She will also interview everyone who is currently living in your house.

 

 
 

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