Whether families are created biologically or through adoption, all families and individuals are continually adapting to life’s changing circumstances.
While most families deal with similar basic issues, adoptive families can also face issues specific to adoption. The Children’s Home has trained master’s level counselors who are available to families whose lives have been touched by adoption, whether the adoption took place recently or many years ago. The Children’s Home offers a range of post-adoption counseling services, available to members of all families.
Post Permanency Services
The Adoption Program at The Children’s Home is pleased to offer SWAN Post Permanency Services, Case Assessment and Advocacy services. The program is free of charge, as supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Anybody who resides in the state of Pennsylvania and has adopted a child is eligible for this service.
If you are interested in SWAN Post Permanency services, one of our Masters-level Adoption Social Workers would visit with you and your family in your home. You and the Social Worker would make decisions about the best kind of help that would address any concerns in your family. The Social Worker would be your advocate for a six-month period of time, supporting you in the manner that would make you most comfortable. The Social Worker may also help you to identify and access resources in the community, such as support groups, family or individual counseling and/or help with school issues.
If you are interested in Post Permanency Services through The Children’s Home, contact Erika Schmitt, Director of Adoption and Permanency Services, at 412-441-4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call the SWAN hotline directly at 1-800-585-SWAN. When speaking with a SWAN representative, identify The Children’s Home as your preferred provider. After receiving a referral from SWAN, one of our team members will contact you.