The cost to complete a family profile is $2,500. $1,250 is due to begin the process, and $1,250 is due at profile signing.

Time Frame

A family profile will take a minimum of 8 weeks to complete. This time frame will vary based upon cooperation with family, availability of caseworker, and completion of paperwork, trainings, and home visits. This time frame begins with receipt of the initial payment ($1,250).


All families requesting private family profiles are required to complete 4 hours of training. This training will be catered to your family’s adoption situation. Trainings are held during business hours (Mon-Fri; 9am – 4:30pm) at TRAC’s office. Other times may be available. Families should also receive CPR/First Aid certification. Families are responsible for locating this training.


All required paperwork must be submitted prior to the completion and approval of the family profile.

As per Pennsylvania state regulations, TRAC requires all families to obtain Act 33 (Child Abuse) Act 34 (State Police) clearances, as well as FBI clearances and fingerprints. TRAC will also conduct an Enhanced clearance through Allegheny County. The return of clearances often have unexpected delays. It is highly recommended that this process begin immediately.