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Administrative Hearing Decisions

The following administrative hearing decisions all concerned adoption assistance (subsidy) and were all favorable to adoptive families. In some cases, they may be used to help prepare for hearings. NOTE: In a legal decision linked below (Gruzinski v. Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare) the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania also awarded both eligibility for adoption assistance and adoption assistance payments.

Legal Decisions : Adoption Assistance

Legal Decisions : Wrongful Adoption

Legal Decisions: Foster Parent Rights

Legal Decisions: Hearing Rights

Legal Decisions: Gay and Lesbian Adoption

Laws and Statutes