Services

We offer a wide variety of adoption services related to:

  • SWAN Services
  • Private Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Adoption from the Foster Care System
  • Birth Parent Counseling & Options Counseling
  • Post Permanency Services

 

SWAN Services

Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN) is a partnership among:

  • Department of Public Welfare
  • Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
  • Public and Private Adoption Agencies
  • Organizations and Advocates
  • Judges and the Legal Community
  • Foster and Adoptive Parents

Birth Parent Counseling

AdoptionLinks is pleased to collaborate with birth parents, attorneys, and domestic adoption agencies in other areas to provide support, counseling, and options to birth parents in our region. We are also available to speak to birth parents about their options should they consider making an adoption plan for their unborn or newborn child. We support many types of adoptions, including open and semi-open plans and kinship adoptions.

Post Adoption Services

Because the need for support doesn’t end at Finalization…

In 2003, the State Wide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) initiated Post-Permanency services for families living in Pennsylvania who have adopted —whether through SWAN or through private adoption agencies, either domestic or international. The identified services are free of charge to any family once they have completed a Post-Permanency Case Assessment. All services are provided by SWAN affiliate agencies such as Jewish Family Service/AdoptionLinks program.

Families can participate in the following services:

  • Adoptive Family Support Group
  • Case-management/Advocacy
  • Respite

Post Permanency Services

How does my family get referred for Post Permanency Services?

Call the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) Help Line at 1-800-585-SWAN. Ask to be referred to AdoptionLinks at Jewish Family Service for assessment. There is no cost to your family for these services. All adoptive families in Pennsylvania are eligible for these services.

Sometimes families need a break, or a helping hand to understand each other better. 

Sometimes they just need to know that other families have gone through what they are going through and are okay.