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Adopt a Child?

The profile of adoptive parents has changed dramatically over the years. Single people, same sex couples, retirees and trans-racial adoptive parents have joined the traditional nuclear family. People interested in becoming adoptive parents can find support, advocacy and information with the National Adoption Center. 

Prospective adoptive parents may submit an application to the National Adoption Center which will then be forwarded to a licensed adoption agency that conducts background checks, an in-home assessment, and the necessary training and orientation. The prospective family then works with the licensed agency to complete the adoption process and to help identify children for adoption.    

To contact the National Adoption Center, please call 215-735-9988 or use NAC’s AdoptMatch online service to get matched with the adoption agency most appropriate for you by going to