International Adoption – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State InformationBelow is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Pennsylvania.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313Child Welfare Services

Secretary of State

Department of State
210 North Office Bldg.
Harrisburg, PA 17120717-787-5280

Fee: $15/doc, Check to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania will not accept raised notary seals – all notaries must notarize using a rubber stamp (it’s okay to use both, but not raised seals only)

Vital Records and Health Services

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health
Central Building
101 South Mercer Street
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103724-656-3100 or 724-656-3143

State Police Checks

Pennsylvania State Police

USCIS Office

Philadelphia Field OfficeUSCIS
1600 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

This office serves the following counties in Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawana, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.

Pittsburgh Field Office

USCIS
3000 Sidney Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

This office serves the state of West Virginia and the following counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Medical Clinics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
International Adoption Health Program
34th St. and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Dr. Alyssa Harrison
Dr. Gail Farber
Phone 267-426-5005
Fax 215-590-3198
email: chopadopt@email.chop.edu