Adoption

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Adoption Services for People of all Faiths
For over 100 years, Catholic Charities has provided expert support to expectant parents considering adoption as well as adoptive families. We help families prepare to welcome an adoptive child and support them throughout the adoption process. We also help birth parents in the difficult but loving decision-making process regarding adoption. Experienced adoption professionals are here to help you every step of the way, from your first question to post-placement and follow-up.

As an adoptive family, we will confidentially and carefully explore with you the type of adoption that is right for your family. That may include studying your home environment, providing foster home licensing, preparing you for parenting an adoptive child, guiding you through the legal adoption process and providing post-placement services. All services are available to anyone, regardless of age, religion or race.

What Can I Expect?
An agency that…

  • Provides an immediate response to your inquiries
  • Serves as a state-licensed child placing agency
  • Believes in open adoptions
  • Offers caring and honest professional staff in convenient locations
  • Assures your adoption is legal
  • Considers direct placement of a child into your home
  • Offers post-adoption services through our state-funded Post Adoption Resource Center

Creating Families Through Adoption
In serving families who choose to build their family through adoption, Catholic Charities provides a variety of services:

  • Agency Infant: Families who have an approved home study are matched with birth parents who make an adoption plan through our agency
  • Independent: Birth parents and families who met without agency assistance and need help completing their adoption process
  • Intercountry: Families interested in adopting a child from another country
  • Inter-State: Families wishing to adopt a domestically-born baby
  • Relative: Close family members who choose to adopt a related child
  • Step-Parents: Those wanting to become legal parents of their step-children

 

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:
http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/