Florida Adoption Agency
Catholic Charities is a licensed, private Florida adoption agency that has been completing families through adoption since 1945. Our experienced Adoption Counselors are ready to assist you throughout your adoption journey.
Birth Mothers are considered heroes in our eyes. As adoptive parents, you will be selected by the birth parents and most likely be asked to meet with them in person. You will mutually agree if it is a good match and will follow the birth mother’s adoption and hospital plan until the child is placed with you. Post-Placement visits will be completed by Catholic Charities until the adoption is finalized. Post-adoption counseling and support is available.
Our Florida adoption agency covers the following counties: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Seminole.
What Makes Us Different
Our focus is the birth parent and what is best for her child.
While many agencies are working for you as the adoptive parent, but we respect the birth mother so much, we ultimately want her to make the best decision for herself and her child. We will support her in whatever her decision is. We also want to place the right child in your home. This is advantageous to the adoptive couple because they will know the birth mother experienced minimal stress and no pressure about her decision. Ultimately, this is in the best for the child.
We are local!
All of our counselors are located right here in Florida. We offer in person adoption classes as a part of the home study process. One of our counselors will conduct your home study, so you will not have a stranger involved in your case.
You tell us your comfort level.
You tell us what birth parent situations you are comfortable with and we will not force you into a situation you are uncomfortable with. All of our birth parents are located here in Florida. You mutually decide what you would like the relationship to be between you and the child and the birth family.
Minimized financial risk.
Your adoption fee will be a set fee and other than the home study and acceptance fees, you do not pay any additional money to the agency until a child is placed with you. We then allow the payment to be broken up into three payments to make it easier on you.
We are non-exclusive!
You are not required to sign a contract stating you will work exclusively with our agency. If you choose, you may place your name on other agency’s waiting lists. We firmly believe that God will place the right child with you through whichever avenue He chooses. We are in full support of your getting the child God has intended for you, whether it is through Catholic Charities or somewhere else.
We offer reliable lifetime support.
Even after the child is placed in your care, you may need ongoing emotional support, and we are here for you. Whether it is immediately, or 20 years after placement, a professional adoption counselor will be available to you and your child for support.