Catholic Charities provides domestic and inter-country adoption services to children and families. We place children from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds with their forever families.
EXPECTANT PARENTS: We care about you and your baby, and we are here to help regardless of whether you choose to parent your child or to make an adoption plan. Our services are always free to expectant parents whether you are considering adoption or just seeking information. We work with pregnant women, birth mothers, birth fathers, and families interested in adoption. We also assist pregnant women who are looking for ways and resources to parent and care for their children. Click here to learn more about our Pregnancy Services.
POTENTIAL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES: Our staff is committed to helping you find the adoption option that is right for you. We provide you with the information and support needed during your adoption journey. Click here to learn more about our Adoption programs.
Interested in learning more about adoptions? Attend one of our ADOPTION MATTERS workshops, a presentation covering all aspects of finding families for children. Many are intimidated about the process and not sure where to start. Come hear our experienced social workers demystify the journey toward a successful adoption and building happy families by registering for one of our workshops.
Contact Us: (225) 336-8708 or click here to send an email.
Did you adopt a child in 2014 or 2015? Help prospective parents by taking Adoptive Families' Adoption Cost & Timing survey. Start off this National Adoption Awareness Month by providing prospective adoptive families with up-to-date information.
Each year, Adoptive Families polls readers to get the real story on the average cost and length of time it takes to complete an adoption. We frequently hear from families just starting out in adoption that the final survey results are immensely helpful to them
Click here to take the survey. Please share with other adoptive families.
When you don't know how kids process incoming sensory data, or how it can overload or underwhelm them, it makes for challenging moments as a parent. When overwhelmed, kids can be prone to emotional outbursts. When under-stimulated, they may withdraw get distracted.
But once you realize what is happening and why, you can intercede to help your child balance things out.
Join Clinical Pediatric Psychologist Dan Griffith, Ph.D, as he provides real-life examples so you can:
Click here to learn more and register.
Adoption costs can range from $0 to more than $50,000. What are the expenses associated with each route—domestic newborn, foster adoption, and international—and how are families financing their adoptions?
In this webinar, we will present the results of the 2013-2014 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey, and Denise M. Bierly, Esq., Director of Adoption of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, and Sue Orban, of Lutheran Social Service/Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, will discuss which expense categories families have control over, strategies for meeting the total costs of adoption, how to claim the adoption tax credit, adoption loans and grants, and more.
for more information and to register, click here.