Child Welfare Adoption Program

The agency recruits and assesses families who wish to adopt children available through the Office of Children & Youth. The children are of all ages and may have a history of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. They may have medical or educational limitations or emotional problems.

Applicants generally live in Erie, Crawford, Warren, or Venango Counties; couples must be married at least two years, and single adults may also adopt.

Funding is derived through a contractual agreement with the Erie County Office of Children & Youth. Applicants are responsible only for legal fees to finalize the adoption.