All our programs are child centered and we believe that every child deserves a loving, nurturing, permanent family. We want to place children in loving, stable families with sound values and moral principles.
We believe that every form of adoption must center on meeting the needs of the adoptee and that children are best served by preserving their connection to their family of origin. Catholic Charities is an advocate for Open Adoption, a form of adoption where the birth parents and adoptive parents are known to one another and have some form of an ongoing relationship. Children who know their birth parents appear to have a better understanding of themselves and don’t have the abandonment issues as some adoptees do in confidential adoptions. We believe that adoption is a life-long process and we remain a resource to our clients through the years.
Catholic Charities is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services to conduct adoptions and the staff brings forth an exceptional level of professional expertise and personal commitment to the adoption experience of our clients. For more information on agency licensing and accreditation, click here.
How To Adopt
The heart of Catholic Charities’ adoption program is twofold: concern for the family struggling with an untimely pregnancy and concern for the family who wishes to adopt. At Catholic Charities, we believe that every adoption should center on meeting the needs of the child. Adoption is a lifelong commitment involving birth parents and adoptive parents, adoptive children and extended families. Catholic Charities is an advocate of open adoption.
Services are provided to a variety of Christian faith traditions, races, and ethic/national origins. Families are considered for adoption on a case-by-case basis; however, we cannot guarantee anyone a placement. The birth parents select the adoptive family themselves. Many factors can influence the waiting period, some beyond anyone’s control. For example, the number of birth mothers considering adoption, or the prospective adoptive family’s personal preferences may impact the waiting period.
We have found that birth families carefully choose their child’s adoptive families. By the time the birth occurs, the adoptive families and birth parents have already formed a caring relationship. However, sometimes the birth mother calls our agency late in the pregnancy, or even directly from the hospital, permitting little time for the usual relationship building. In those cases, the relationship is built following the child’s birth.
Why Choose Catholic Charities?
- We believe that every child is special and deserves a permanent home.
- Catholic Charities has been in the adoption arena for more than 40 years.
- Our Agency is licensed by the State of Colorado to provide adoptions and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
- We have an excellent reputation in the community.
- We provide comprehensive counseling to birth families and in-depth preparation to adoptive parents.
- We provide birth families and adoptive families with their own personal counselors.
- We offer ongoing, lifelong resources for your family.
Adoption costs are based on a sliding scale and also may vary dependent upon the level of services provided and occasionally may reflect the specific circumstances related to the child placed with you. For additional fee information contact us. You also may be able to take a tax credit for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child (including a child with special needs).
Post Adoption Services
Post-adoption services, provided after the legalization of the adoption, are viewed as an ongoing and lifelong process. Specialized counseling is available. Catholic Charities provides search services for the adult adoptee and birth parents interested in reuniting. Each search is handled in a confidential manner and is in accordance with the current laws of the State of Colorado.
Life Connections Cradle Care homes provide a special foster home for babies who go into Cradle Care until the birth parent(s) decides to establish an adoption plan and move forward with the relinquishment of parental rights. This may occur at birth, when our counselors are called to the hospital to take custody of a child, or when a new parent needs a little more time to consider an adoption plan. Click here for the story of our current Cradle Care Family, the Weavers.
Contact us for more information about Adoption.
228 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903