Foster Care & Adoptions

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Foster Care Services

The Salvation Army offers three types of foster care.

  • Regular Foster Care: Foster parents provide for the temporary care for children who require out of home care.
  • Respite Foster Care: Respite families provide short term care to foster parents who are already caring for children.
  • Foster-Adopt (Legal Risk): Foster parents provide care for a child on a temporary basis but are open to adoption should the child become legally free for adoption.

Adoption Services

The Salvation Army offers the following adoption services:

  • Child Prep which prepares the child for the adoption.
  • Child Profile which summarizes the Childs background and special needs.
  • Family Profile which is a home study to evaluate the potential adoptive family and Finalization which is the final application steps leading to the adoption.
  • Matching which involves sharing information about your family with agencies responsible for children available for adoption in PA through The Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (SWAN).
  • Post Adoption Services to aid in supporting the needs of the child and family post adoption.
  • Home Studies for families who are working toward private domestic and international adoptions.