I Want To Adopt

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse is here for you to help you begin your adoption journey. We are a Christian-based adoption agency which has helped facilitate thousands of adoptions since the late 1880’s. Our staff has a total of over 120 years experience in adoption with all members of the adoption triad. We are honored to help you build your family! If you have specific questions about your family situation, have questions, or just to prefer to talk to someone on the phone, please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We also will gladly set up a free information session with one of our social workers. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your journey.

The In-State program is designed to match families who have an approved home study with birth parents wishing to make an adoption plan.
Relative adoption involves the adoption of a child by an immediate relative – grandparent, sibling, direct aunt or uncle – “close relative of an expected infant or an infant that is already born.
Independent adoptions are when the family and birth parent meet independently without the assistance of an agency.
The program is designed to help families adopt domestically.
Catholic Charities is Hague Accredited, and provides home studies and post placement services to families wishing to adopt from another country. The Hague Adoption Convention is an international treaty to improve accountability, safeguards and cooperation in intercountry adoptions. Catholic Charities will assist you in finding a primary provider to help you with the in-country process.
A step parent adoption is when a step parent agrees to become the legal parent and be fully responsible for his or her spouse's child through adoption.
International Adoption
Domestic Adoption Counties

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