Family Directions

Catholic Charities has been serving expectant parents & adoptive families for almost 100 years. We help families prepare to welcome a child into their home & support them throughout the whole process. We also help birth parents in the difficult process of planning for an unexpected pregnancy. We will discuss your options with you, help in your decision-making, conduct home studies, guide you through the legalization of an adoption & provide post-placement services.

Catholic Charities is licensed by the Department of Children & Families as a child-placing agency and is COA accredited. Catholic Charities has full Hague Accreditation. In serving families who choose to build their family through adoption, Catholic Charities provides many different adoption services: home study approval services (both domestic & international), domestic child placement, post-placement & post-adoption supervision, and search & right-to-know services for adult adoptees & their birth parents.

Family Directions works to find permanent families for children who cannot be cared for by their biological parents & to assist couples & singles who choose to become parents through adoption. Adoption services are organized to provide a coordinated set of services for the child, the child’s biological parents, and adoptive parents.