Thinking about Adopting

Catholic Charities has been serving our community since 1921.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich has created a strategic partnership with other Catholic Charities agencies in Connecticut and with local child placing agencies to provide the following:

  • Home studies
  • Domestic Adoptions
  • Kinship Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Identified Adoptions/Birth parents and adoptive parents find each other
  • Post Adoption Support Services

To learn more about the process, contact:
860-889-8346 ext 285

Adult Adoption Services

Looking to connect with a birthparent? We may be able to help.

Adoption search laws vary from state to state.  If you were adopted through The Diocese of Norwich, or are a birth parent who placed a child for adoption through our Agency, please contact us if you would like to learn more about the search process.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Adoption Placements

I am pregnant and stressed out. How can I know whether adoption is right for me and my baby?
Only you can make that decision. Important decisions are never easy. We offer a safe and nonjudgmental place where you can talk. We want to walk with you through your journey and help you to find peace with your decision.

How are the adoptive parents selected?
Agencies are licensed by the State of Connecticut and carefully screen adoptive couples.

What will I know about the adoptive couples?
A lot! Adoptive families have put together photo albums and written letters that describe themselves, their families, their interests and their hopes and dreams.

I have hopes and dreams for my baby. How can I be sure that my dreams are the same as the adoptive parents?
No two people do have the same dreams. That proves how uniquely each one of us has been made! But, you could meet with the couple and decide for yourself whether you would like them to adopt your child.

Do I have to meet with the couple?
No. Everyone feels differently about making an adoption plan. Some women want to meet the couple, others do not. That is totally up to you.

I'm still not sure. Can I talk to you if I only have questions?
Yes. The best way to make an important decision is to ask questions. Only then will you find answers that are best for you and your baby.

To learn more about the process, call us at (860) 889-8346 ext. 285

"My brother and I are blessed to have had really wonderful lives. We have both grown up to be successful and compassionate adults, thanks to the selfless and loving decision that our birthparents made almost 40 years ago. If I were to meet my birthmom today, I would say, 'Thank you, thank you, thank you!' " - Erin Gizio, Adoptee through Catholic Charities

Check out the inspiring adoption movies that the folks at BRAVELOVE had made to celebrate a mother’s loving adoption choice

To learn more about the search process, contact
860-889-9346 ext 285



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Diocese of Norwich

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