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Three Rivers Adoption Council

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Private Operating Foundations


TRAC''s mission is to create and provide adoption opportunities and a range of services for all children growing up without permanent, caring families.

Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia metro areas

Programs: Adoption Resources services include:

  • Family Recruitment: providing adoption and foster care infromation to the community.  Families receive one-on-one attention to help them move forward and eventually become a resource for a waiting child.
  • Ministry Outreach Initiative: works with area churches to build an adoption and foster care recruiting program that encourages congregations to open their homes to children in need.
  • Black Adoption Services Recruitment & Retention: focuses recruitment in African American communities to identify families for the disproportionate number of African American youth in the child welfare system.
  • Child Specific Recruitment (CSR): Recruiters work to find permanent homes for children who are more difficult to place. TRAC provides this service through a grant from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and is a Wendy's Wonderful Kids provider.
  • The TRAC Exchange: serves as the matching department for all waiting families.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jayson P.


Rating: 5

Their passion for helping waiting children in need of permanent placement is second to none. They have outstanding award winning leadership and quality staff. There are thousands of kids who have a better life thanks to TRAC!