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PA DHS - Adoption in Pennsylvania

Adoption in Pennsylvania

Adoption in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE)

The...

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PA DHS - Foster Care in Pennsylvania

Foster Care in Pennsylvania

Foster Care in Pennsylvania

Every child deserves a loving, nurturing permanent home, where they feel cared for, safe and supported. Foster care provides temporary care with foster parents for children who are unable to remain in their own homes and are placed in the custody of the county Children and Youth agency by the courts.

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Related topics : foster care parents requirements / children in foster care / foster care agencies / family foster care / foster care parents

PA DHS - Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

In general, to be eligible for Independent Living services in PA, a youth must:

Be at least 16 years old but less than 21 years old at the beginning of the state fiscal year;

Be in, or have been in, out-of-home placement on or after age 16 (non-Title IV-E eligible youth may receive services through this funding source); and

Be adjudicated dependent; or

Be dually adjudicated dependent AND...

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Related topics : foster care programs / independent foster care agencies / adopting a child from foster care system / foster care adoption agencies / cost to adopt a child from foster care