The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center

The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family CenterThe Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center is an independent, non-profit organization that founded and operates three programs: Adoption, Child’s Way®, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital.

Since 1893, The Children’s Home has placed more than 7,000 infants in permanent homes through the Adoption Program. Through comprehensive services, the Adoption Program provides a lifetime of support by working with infants, birthparents, and adoptive families throughout all stages of the adoption process and for as long as needed after placement. In addition to infant-placement services, the Adoption Program is also a Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) affiliate, providing units of service to older children in Pennsylvania’s foster care system.

Child’s Way® is a Pediatric Extended Care Center (PECC) that offers an alternative to in-home nursing and therapy care for medically fragile children from ages birth to 21. Licensed as the first PECC in Pennsylvania, this program was established to fill an identified need in the community. Child’s Way opened its doors in May of 1998 and has served 390 children and their families. The staff of registered nurses and child care associates care for the children at Child’s Way every weekday from 6:30am until 6:00pm. Each child receives individualized medical care and attention from the experienced nursing staff while participating in classroom lessons and activities.

The Pediatric Specialty Hospital – the only hospital of its kind in the state – provides family-centered care in a home-like atmosphere. Serving children from ages birth to 21, the Pediatric Specialty Hospital provides high-quality nursing care and hands-on caregiver education in order to create a safe transition from larger hospital to home. Since opening in 1984 (as Transitional Infant Care), the Pediatric Specialty Hospital has served more than 4,900 children and their families.