For over 130 years, Saint Joseph’s Center has been offering the love and security of family to children in need. Counseling and support services are available to families throughout the pregnancy and adoption process, as well as the post-adoption period. Adoption Services include home studies, pre-adoption education and counseling, and post-adoption support services.

Since 1993, St. Joseph’s has been Northeastern Pennsylvania’s affiliate for the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN).


The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) and Saint Joseph’s Center seek to match adoptable children in Pennsylvania’s Foster Care system with families who are willing and able to love and nurture them.

Infant Adoption

Acknowledging the love and sacrifice of both the birth parents and the adoptive parents, adoption caseworkers offer counseling and support throughout the adoption process.

Home Studies

Licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Saint Joseph’s performs home studies for both domestic and international adoptions.