Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine assists local families looking to welcome a new child into their home across St. Johns County.
The idea of adoption can be very overwhelming at first for prospective adoptive parents. There are so many questions, so many stories from others (good and bad!), and so many choices. It is difficult to know where to even start!
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine is a licensed and accredited child placement agency and a local leader in the adoption field, located right here in St. Augustine. Catholic Charities provides several services to families looking to adopt, including general information, personal home studies, adoption, and post placement care.
The agency has over 70 years of adoption experience and can provide guidance to interested families at any stage in the process. Offering both domestic and international home study service, Catholic Charities social workers are familiar with the various requirements for both types of home studies and work closely with families to ensure they are prepared for parenting and meet the legal adoption requirements at a reasonable price.
Catholic Charities specializes in infant adoption, so their services are offered to both pregnant women and prospective adoptive parents. Pregnant women who choose an adoption plan are given a choice from a variety of waiting adoptive parents with the agency. All adoptions require post placement visits and reports; this service is also offered by the agency in accordance with legal requirements.
Local adoptive mom Lindsey M.* used Catholic Charities of St. Augustine for her daughter’s adoption six years ago. “I have one adoptive child and one biological child. Adding to your family is difficult any way you look at it, but the most rewarding experience in the world. Adoption can be a very stressful road but Catholic Charities was responsive and caring with our every concern. I loved that even while they were on our side, they were also very caring and respectful to our birth mother as well.”
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine is ready to assist local families looking to welcome a new child into their home, or birth mothers looking for pregnancy counseling.
*name has been changed to maintain confidentiality