Common Sense is a licensed, non-profit adoption and foster care agency in Central PA. We provide straightforward and candid insight on how the process works and how it might impact you and your family. We also offer consulting services to help families determine which parenting scenario will work best for their situation.

Adoption

Adoption

There are many possibilities of how to adopt a child. We can explain the costs, risks, and rewards of each to you.

Foster Care

Foster Care

On any given day, up to 15,000 children in Pennsylvania need a foster home to help them heal and regain hope.

Birth Parent Adoption

Birth Parent Adoption

There is no better gift to give a child than a family, and placing your child for adoption is a big decision.

Consulting

Consulting

We bring years of invaluable experience to help you make the right decisions for your family.

What Families Say

Growing Our Family

My partner and I had been together for over five years before we contacted Common Sense. It was hard making that first phone call, worrying that we might be rejected. But a caring, experienced professional talked to us that very same day and encouraged us to come in to learn more. Our first adoption took about a year, and our second adoption followed. We are thrilled to have grown our family with Common Sense!

Single Parent Surprises Everyone

My life was full. I had a great job, friends, hobbies, and a large family with many nieces and nephews to take camping or on special adventures. But as a single adult, I felt like something was missing. I wanted to make a deeper commitment to someone, and why not to a child who needed a family? I didn’t think anyone would consider me, but Common Sense welcomed me and helped me determine which path was right for me.

Baby Makes Three

We knew when we got married that we wouldn’t be able to have kids born to us. For years we talked about how we wanted to build our family. When we contacted Common Sense, they listened to all of our concerns and outlined the pros and cons of various types of adoptions. What we finally decided was that having a baby was important to us, and it was worth investing some time and money to do what was right for us.

If you’re considering adoption or fostering, we can help you. Contact us to schedule a free, private interview with an experienced professional to discuss your situation.