Below, you can find all the Pittsburgh adoption resources you’ll need to complete your adoption, whether you’re seeking adoptive parents for your child or you’re looking to adopt. If you have any questions, need additional adoption information, or if you need help locating resources for adoption in Pittsburgh, you can always call us for free at 1-800-ADOPTION.
Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions provides both birth and adoptive families with a number of serious benefits, like 24/7 counseling, financial protection, shorter adoption wait times and more.
But there are also several smaller regional adoption agencies in Pittsburgh for domestic adoption, including:
If you hope to adopt from foster care in Pittsburgh, contact these local resources:
Some families want to adopt a child from another country. If you are interested in international adoption in Pittsburgh, you will need to work with an agency that has an adoption program in the country you wish to adopt from. The nearest international adoption agencies to Pittsburgh include:
A Pittsburgh adoption attorney is required to help birth and adoptive parents through the legal steps of the PA adoption process, and educate them about adoption consent, finalization and more. Birth and adoptive families working with American Adoptions are connected to legal counsel, but for those who need to seek outside representation for their Pittsburgh adoption lawyer, you might contact one of these:
All hopeful adoptive parents must be approved by a Pennsylvania-licensed home study provider. The nearest home study professionals for adoption in Pittsburgh include:
Search for more Pennsylvania home study providers here.
Creating a birth plan is an important part of the adoption planning process for expectant parents considering adoption for their child. Finding a convenient health care provider is part of that birth plan. You might consider these hospitals for your maternity care and delivery:
St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
There are also several UPMC hospitals and outpatient facilities located through Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, so you can find a location that’s convenient for you here.
All adoptions in Pittsburgh must be finalized in your local Allegheny County court that maintains jurisdiction over adoptions. Learn more about how and where to finalize your adoption in Allegheny County here. Your adoption agency and adoption attorney will be able to walk you through the legal processes of adoption, including finalization.
For additional help finding resources for adoption in Pittsburgh, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak to a PA adoption specialist now.
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