Adoption can have a major impact on your family and the child or children you bring into your home. As someone who wants to grow your family, going through the adoption process may seem daunting but important in your life.
In Pennsylvania, you’ll likely work with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). This agency is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and supports families and children in the adoption process.
What do you need to do to qualify as an adoptive parent?
You first have to fill out an application and go through a screening to make sure you’re a good fit for adoption. A doctor must provide a statement that indicates that you are healthy. You’ll also need to show that your finances are good so that you can support a child.
Other things that you may need to do include:
Once you have completed a family profile and are approved, you’ll learn more about the children who are available. You’ll get the child’s available information to let you know if the child could be a good fit for your home. You’ll have a chance to meet before you make a decision. If the child and you both agree, then the county can assist in bringing your child into the home. The adoption may be finalized with the help of your attorney approximately six months after the placement. Our experienced lawyers at [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″] will be happy to represent you through this important process. Call Hubert X. Gilroy at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-CT-NUMBER-4″].
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