The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh is a full-service domestic infant adoption agency serving Western Pennsylvania.
At The Children’s Home, we would like to help you turn your dreams of parenting into a reality. Our caring, professional, Master’s level adoption staff will work with you on an adoption plan that is just right for your family. Although the adoption process is not always easy, we are very confident that it will be worth the effort and that you will be supported by our staff every step of the way.
You will have your own Social Worker to help you through the entire process and you can feel assured that your child’s birthparent will have the same support from their Birthparent Counselor. The adoption staff works carefully as a team on every adoption, ensuring that everyone’s needs are met, especially the child, who is always the primary focus. Our Adoption Program is designed to address the long-term needs of everyone involved, offering a lifetime of support services.
Who is eligible to adopt through The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh?
Adoptive families must live within a 50-mile radius of Pittsburgh and live in the state of Pennsylvania. We place infants with families who are parenting no more than one child and are experiencing primary or secondary infertility (exceptions include same sex couples, single parents, and couples with genetic or other health issues). We work with adoptive parents who are married or who are adopting as a single parent. We ask that adoptive families be age 49 and under.
The Children’s Home does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, income, or race.
What is the fee to adopt?
The total fee to adopt at The Children’s Home is $24,000. This fee is payable in three installments. The first installment is due after your application has been approved. The second installment is due after the completion of your family study. The third installment is due after a child is placed with you. Special arrangements are sometimes made for children with special needs, and financial assistance is occasionally available in those cases.
Additionally, families can pursue the Adoption Tax Credit which is available to adoptive families to help offset the adoption fee. For more information, please visit North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC): Federal Adoption Tax Credit
It is the philosophy of The Children’s Home’s Adoption Program to bring in new adoptive families when we feel confident that their waiting time for a baby will be reasonable. The Director of Adoption continually evaluates the most appropriate times to conduct Orientation Meetings for new adoptive families. Currently, the Infant Adoption Program has a wait list for the September 2016 Orientation Meeting. Please contact the Adoption Department at 412-441-4884 if you would like your name added to the list. If you have questions about adoption, feel free to call Connie Bach, Director of Adoption at 412-441-4884.