Absolute Love Adoptions

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336 Maryland Ave
Erie, PA 16505
United States

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DayHours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
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Absolute Love Adoptions is a licensed non-profit Pennsylvania adoption agency that offers, full-service adoption, home studies, social work, and post placements. We're committed to providing excellent services to all of our clients. We are ready to guide you from start to finish.

We are a small agency and as such, ensure highly individualized services to our clients so that you are highly satisfied with the way your adoption experience unfolds.

Our goal is to ensure you are well prepared for adoption and thoroughly understand the choices available to you, both for expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents.

We are a small agency and as such, ensure highly individualized services to our clients so that you are highly satisfied with the way your adoption experience unfolds.

Our goal is to ensure you are well prepared for adoption and thoroughly understand the choices available to you, both for expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents.


Services and information

  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care in Pennsylvania. Foster parents for children in need must:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting
  • Have time and energy to devote to fostering
  • Live in a safe and healthy environment
  • Prove good health through a medical examination/physical
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Clear all home safety requirements
  • Complete required pre-service training hours
  • Finish the Home Inspection

After fulfilling all requirements during the approval process, licensed foster parents can welcome a foster child into their home. To maintain a valid license, foster parents must also participate in ongoing training each year.

All adults who are living in homes with foster children in Pennsylvania must pass a required criminal background check and fingerprinting. This includes adult children who are family members living at home.

There are other, more detailed requirements for foster homes, such as having a flushing toilet and an operable phone. Prospective foster parents will learn more details during foster parent orientation.

Once you've decided to foster, you can contact a public or private foster agency or the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. Foster agencies screen and train prospective foster families and ensure applicants are good candidates for foster care.


Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

5.0 / 5
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Sue Pence
Jan 28, 2023

Such a good time at the Trivia Night. We didn’t win, but we didn’t suck either !!! Very organized and well run, and the Breweries staff were great. Thank you -Sue

Rating: 5

Tiny Hearts Collective
Nov 02, 2022

We had the honor of working with Kathryn in partnership to provide our members a training specifically on the Power Dynamics between Expected/Birth Mama and Adoptive Mama.

This training was one of the most powerful, eye opening trainings we have received and are so thankful she was willing to share insight with our community!

Rating: 5

Kimberly Hackbarth
Dec 04, 2020

I am so grateful to Kathryn and Absolute Love Adoptions for providing our home studies and guidance/resources for our adoption! She was so knowledgeable and kind it felt like being helped by a friend. She quickly responded to all my questions and concerns and was able to explain things in a way that was easy for me to understand. I highly recommend ALA for adoptive families!

Rating: 5

Mallory Fogas
Nov 30, 2020

We love Absolute Love Adoptions and their passion for personalized adoption care and their attention to details. Their heart for modern, ethical education is evident in everything they do as well. Kathryn is the best, and you can't go wrong using this agency!

Rating: 5

Michelle Totleben
Nov 30, 2020

I recently worked with Absolute Love Adoptions, Inc. in my capacity as a professional birth doula when the agency sought out supportive services for a client. Providing prenatal and birth support to someone choosing adoption for her infant was new for me in my doula work, and I was anxious to learn how I could best help. To that end, the Exec. Dir. Ms. Russell educated and sensitized me to the deeply personal experience of adoption choice, and to many of the relevant legal and confidentiality issues confronted by participants. Together, she and the client shared with me the most pertinent ways that I could be of assistance. Throughout the relationship, I was extremely impressed by the agency’s sensitive professionalism and authentic concern for the best outcomes for all involved, all the while maintaining an impeccable regard for privacy and discretion. It was my genuine pleasure to be invited into this process, and to observe Absolute Love Adoptions, Inc. so skillfully navigate a terrain that was entirely new to me. I look forward to the privilege again. - Michelle at Erie Doulas

Rating: 5