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In Pennsylvania, any adult can adopt, but open adoptions are only allowed if approved by the court. Adopting families can provide financial assistance to birth moms for unreimbursed birth-related medical and legal expenses. The birth mother can consent to adoption 72 hours after birth. Consent by the birth mother is irrevocable 30 days after signing and may only be invalidated if obtained through fraud or duress. Fun fact: Pennsylvania brought us Hershey's chocolate and Philly cheesesteaks.

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