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My much younger brother...

My much younger brother has been placed in foster care due to our fathers death and his mother not available. I am a much older adult who would like custody but I don't know how to connect with the system to find him. I only know what state he is in. What agency can I call to help me find him. Thank you,

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Pennsylvania

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No just trying to locate him

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 7 months ago

What state is your brother likely in?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was asked that question and typed that he is in Pennsylvania.
Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 7 months ago

I do see Pennsylvania - but it wasn't clear whether you were there or HE was there :)

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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 7 months ago

You'll want to contact Child Welfare Services: http://dhs.pa.gov/citizens/childwelfareservices/

Then you'll want to click on Adoption in Pennsylvania on the right hand side.

You'll find the following contact information:

Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN)
PO Box 2675
Harrisburg, Pa.###-##-####
800-585-SWAN (Toll-Free)

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you for the answer but this was supposed to be a $5 quick answwr. You all TOOK $31.00 out of my account. I am so Mad!
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If I don't get my money back I'm reporting this!
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