CSS an asset to this community
Editor: My wife and I are the proud parents of an amazing little 3-year-old girl, Isabella.
My wife and I suffered from fertility issues. We investigated adoption only to find out it could cost $10,000. We were about to give up when a friend stated that for less than ten thousand dollars you can adopt through Catholic Social Services. After some time, we received a call that a 7-month-old girl who was born positive for drugs was available to foster with the strong possibility to adopt. We were finally able to adopt her legally May 24, 2017. The staff at Catholic Social Services were amazing through the whole process and because we fostered to adopt the cost of the whole process went down to less than $3,000. Catholic Social Services is a tremendous asset to this community for people looking to adopt or foster.
Now for the bad news. We were informed by our caseworker recently that Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton will be closing the Adoption and Foster Care Programs. Although they do not have the exact date of closure, the transition planning is taking place.
After replying to the email from our caseworker on how sad we were, she replied.
“A lot of families have been writing letters, sharing their stories and family pics with the three individuals below. I honestly don’t know if it is going to help, but at this point it certainly won’t hurt either. So if you, Susan and other members of your families feel so inclined to reach out and share your experience with (The Most Rev. Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Secretary for Catholic Human Services Mary Theresa Vautrinot and Executive Director of Catholic Social Services in Hazleton Neil Oberto) it would be appreciated.”
Andrew Lake WEST PITTSTON