Adoption Overview

CSC offers comprehensive adoption services to individuals interested in adopting children domestically. CSC's adoption team will walk hand-in-hand with the family through the adoption process and continue this support for as long as the family needs it. We are a family focused agency who recognizes the unique and complex issues related to adoption and cross culture families. It is our deepest desire to provide as much support as needed to ensure successful adoptions.

Services include:

  • Wendy's Wonderful Kids/Child Focused Recruitment
  • Comprehensive Pre and Post adoption services
  • Child matching
  • Home Study/Family Profile
  • Adoption education
  • Obtaining medical records and information of children waiting for adoption
  • Provide extensive supportive services following placement and adoption
  • All SWAN services
  • Private Foster Care

Requirements for Adoptive Families:

  • SWAN Application
  • Autobiography of parents
  • PA Criminal History Clearance (for anyone 14 or older in home)
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance (for anyone 14 or older in home)
  • FBI Clearance (for anyone 18 or older in home)
  • Medical Clearance
  • References
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Well Water Test
  • Record of Pet Vaccinations
  • Last three years of Federal Tax Return (top page of 1040)
  • Recent pay stubs
  • Copy of driver's license, home and vehicle insurance, vehicle registration
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • 24 Hours Adoption Training

Please visit to see the criteria for becoming an adoptive family. Direct contact: Shari Menichello

Wendy's Wonderful Kids:

Wendy's Wonderful Kids Referral Form

Children's Service Center is the home of one of four Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters, in Pennsylvania. Wendy's Wonderful Kids is the signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The WWK program is built on a shared commitment to achieving Dave Thomas' vision that every child has a permanent home and loving family. The WWK program uses a Child-Focused Recruitment Model, creating individualized recruitment plans for each child. Dedicated to finding the best homes for youth, the adoption recruiters start with familiar circles of family, friends and neighbors and then reach out to the communities in which they live. The mission of WWK is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care in North America. Caseworkers can make referrals by contacting Ashley Campbell at