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Adoption ARC, Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare agency that specializes in placing children of all races and special needs into permanent homes. The agency is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the New Jersey Division of Human Services and the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families to provide adoption, foster care and child welfare services to the tri-state area and beyond.

Adoption ARC was born in March 1994 in response to the 2,500 babies born in Philadelphia who need permanent homes. In addition, 7,000 children in the Pennsylvania social service system need homes. Adoption ARC was licensed in August 1994 by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to combat these problems by providing adoption, foster care and child welfare services in the state of Pennsylvania. In July 1997, in response to the need to service a larger area, we received an adoption license from the state of New Jersey Division of Human Services. In 2006, we received our license from the state of Delaware. Adoption ARC received its first full Hague Accreditation in 2008 and another full Hague Accreditation in 2013.

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