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Resources

 

We understand that going through the family building process can be scary and overwhelming.
Here are some resources that can help guide you through the process and your options.

+ Adoption & Child Welfare

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation - A private philanthropy devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
  • AdoptUSKids - National project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway - Adoption Resources - Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. Part of the Children's Bureau under the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
  • Creating A Family - Nonprofit with national infertility, adoption & foster care education and support.
  • Helpusadopt.org - National 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000.
  • ICPC State Pages - ICPC Directory and resources for each jurisdiction with administator contact information and other information information.

+ Fertility & Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

  • Resolve - The National Infertility Association, a nonprofit with local chapters that provide advocacy and information on infertility related concerns.

+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI)

  • Family Equality Council – Nonprofit with a mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.
  • LGBT Equality Alliance - Nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ community by facilitating programs and collaborating with local organization to host social, health, education, and outreach activities in Chester County, PA.
  • Men Having Babies – Nonprofit providing surrogacy parenting advice and support for gay men worldwide.
  • Our Family Coalition - Nonprofit that advances equity for LGBTQ families with children through support, education, and advocacy.
  • Philadelphia Family Pride – Nonprofit membership organization for LGBTQ+ led families in the greater Philadelphia region.

+ Pennsylvania Families

  • ChildLine - Pennsylvania resources to report child abuse or neglect, and information on mandated reporters and clearances.
  • Delaware Valley Adoption Council - Consortium of public and private agencies owrking together to promot and advance the cause of adoption through education, adoption awareness, and matching events in the Delaware Valley area.
  • PA Legal Aid Network - The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) is a statewide consortium of independent legal aid programs that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families. The Network is comprised of nine regional legal aid programs, providing legal assistance to eligible clients in every county in Pennsylvania, and six specialized legal aid programs, providing legal services in specialized areas of the law or to special groups of eligible clients.
  • PA Law Help - PA Law Help helps low income individuals solve legal problems by providing information on civil legal issues and answers to many civil legal questions. This websites provides searchable helpful resources about legal rights, the law and the courts, and how to locate legal assistance and forms that may be available to help you resolve your problem.
  • Philadelphia VIP - Legal service nonprofit that provides legal services for low-income Philadelphians related to shelter, employment, financial stability, education, and health.
  • Safe Haven Law for Pennsylvania Newborns - Information, hotline, and directory on Pennsylvania Safe Haven laws that allow parents to relinquish a newborn into protective custody and medical care. Our blog post with details what a Safe Haven law is and PA specifics is here.
  • Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) - PA state program that serves children in the custody of county children and youth agencies. It is a cooprerative effort of county children and youth agencies, juvenile court judges, foster and adoptive parents, private adoption agencies, the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange and many others, working together on behalf of children who need permanent homes.

+Adoption Tax Credit

 
 
 

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