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Additional Resources for In Process

The Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff members who will work with you throughout your journey in foster care or adoption are always available and ready to assist you. Further, we provide a range of support groups and specialized services to make your journey as smooth as possible.

During our training sessions, we recommend families watch the following videos; each link opens a separate browser window. 

In addition, at times you may want to read additional resources. We have provided some external websites you may find particularly helpful:

Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
The primary website for SWAN, Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (which Diakon, separately, administers for the Commonwealth). In addition to the main website, see the specific links below for helpful information:

Adoption Exchange Association

C.A.S.E. (The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc.)

North American Council on Adoptable Children

The administrative website for Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A federal site with extensive resources