Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, Inc.

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329 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA 16502
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Faithful to Christ’s mission of love, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services is a non-profit organization serving communities throughout the Catholic Diocese of Erie. Our mission is to provide professional counseling, adoption services and other programs that educate, affirm, and support individuals of all faiths to achieve their fullest human potential.

Catholic Social Services was founded on December 24, 1953, as a family casework agency, its mission was to "offer social services of a professional nature to the residents of the Diocese of Erie."

The needs of a child determine the types of services that will be provided, although the needs and interests of the birth parents and adoptive parents are also recognized.


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

4.6 / 5
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Chill Will
Aug 05, 2023

He fair if he no u 👀😂

Rating: 3

Mike Maj
Jul 10, 2023

An actual honest automotive repair shop. Have been getting my inspections and repair work done here for 20 years.

Rating: 5

Wareth Al-Issa
Jun 11, 2023

Mohamad son is a great friend of mine and he always helps me out and gives me a great price.

Rating: 5

miyesha gibbs
Apr 17, 2023

This place is amazing they do great work. Very fast and efficient. I would highly recommend this auto shop.

Rating: 5

CRS Squad
Nov 20, 2022

I been knowing the owner for years definitely helpful and knows alot about cars

Rating: 5