Lutheran Service Society, Adoption and Foster Care

440 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
412-307-1770

If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a child, the Lutheran Service Society is here to help. With 80 years of experience, this licensed organization is ready to support you in your journey of adopting domestic infants, older American children, children with special needs or international children.

Our adoption services include:

  • Guiding families through the adoption process with a free orientation
  • Providing support services after placement
  • Offering comprehensive training and important resources

Our permanency services include:

  • Post permanency support for any family who has ever adopted and may be experiencing difficulty within the family
  • Child preparation, completed individually between the permanency worker and the child, to assist the child in gaining a better understanding of their history and perspective on their future permanency goals
  • Child and family profile development, documenting the child’s or family’s past and current circumstances for Pennsylvania counties to aid in making an appropriate match for the adoptive child and family

Post permanency services are free to families who are permanent or subsidized legal guardians, fit and willing relatives, and adoptive families. Referrals are made through the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN) at 800-585-SWAN.

These services are offered through:

Lutheran Service Society, Adoption and Foster Care
440 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
412-307-1770