About Adoption ARC
How can our experience benefit you?
Adoption ARC, Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare agency that specializes
in placing children of all races and special needs into permanent homes.
The agency is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare,
the New Jersey Division of Human Services and the Delaware Department
of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families to provide adoption,
foster care and child welfare services to the tristate area and beyond.
At Adoption ARC, we have been honoring the adoption triad for more than
23 years and can take the necessary steps to help you overcome the challenges
you are currently experiencing or will be facing. Our mission is to serve
each member of the adoption in their individual endeavors. Whether you are a
birth parent or
adoptive parent, we are devoted to meeting the highest level of legal and ethical standards
as we assist you. We are committed to placing children of all ages into
permanent homes. Speak with our
adoption agency to get started as soon as you are ready.
Best Interest of the Child
Every decision the Adoption ARC staff makes will have one thing in common:
the best interests of the child. Adoption ARC is committed to placing
children of all ages into permanent homes. Adoption ARC will assure that
all children are placed with adoptive families who are equipped to preserve
their cultural heritage and meet their special needs.
ARC has thus far placed approximately 1000 children, 25-30 percent of whom
had special needs. Families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and
throughout the United States, Canada and Europe are eager and able to
accept these children permanently into their homes.
Adoption Services Throughout the United States
ARC's mission is to serve birth families, children, and adoptive families;
to find safe, permanent homes for children regardless of race, religion,
ethnicity or disabling condition; and to do so while respecting the highest
legal and ethical standards.
We have many qualifications that set us apart from other adoption agencies.
In fact, we have even been featured on the
Today Show when we had the opportunity to present an adoptive family with their new
child. Since 1994, we have been helping facilitate the creation of families
and we can use our experience to help your child receive the home he or
Our Adoption ARC program provides permanent and legal adoption for newborn
infants with and without special needs, and we have successfully placed
over 1,200 children. The children that we serve are of all races, religious
backgrounds, and ethnicities. Our agency is licensed in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and Delaware to provide excellent adoption services.
Known as the adoption resource center, our Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and
Delaware birth parent adoption agency is committed to providing the information
individuals need as they navigate their adoption cases. We have received
accreditation from the
Council on Accreditation, which lasts through March 31, 2020. You can trust in our adoption agency
to match each child with an appropriate family.
The process of matching a child to a home is done through a home study
process. The home study includes at least three in-home visits that are
performed by a case worker. Another step included in this process is the
review of references, background checks, and other documents.
We also provide continuing after-care services, including:
- In-home counseling
- Support groups
- Educational opportunities
- Social events
The goal of our birth parent adoption agency is to remain connected with
the adoptive family because we believe that adoption is a lifelong process.
We serve the entire community by providing a lifetime support system to
individuals who are affected by adoption.
History of Adoption Arc
Adoption ARC was born in March 1994 in response to the 2,500 babies born
in Philadelphia who need permanent homes. In addition, 7,000 children
in the Pennsylvania social service system need homes. Adoption ARC was
licensed in August,1994 by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
to combat these problems by providing adoption, foster care and child
welfare services in the state of Pennsylvania. In July 1997, in response
to the need to service a larger area, we received an adoption license
from the state of New Jersey Division of Human Services. In 2006, we received
our license from the state of Delaware.
Unplanned Pregnancy? Get The Help You Need
From the initial free pregnancy options counseling program with Adoption
ARC counselor to our many other services, we remain by your side to help
ensure a successful parenting outcome. Through our counseling process,
some birth parents determine that they want to parent their child themselves.
Individuals who want to proceed with adoption are also be supported by
Contact Adoption ARC today if you need assistance from our agency based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.