"We want to adopt."

People want to adopt for different reasons, often having struggled with infertility for a time or simply coming to a point where they want to give something to the community and a child's future through adoption.

Our social workers are here to work beside you in looking at the possibilities. They will discuss your options with you and help you evaluate which path is best for you.

If you are considering adoption, we can help. 

Contact us now at:

(920) 272-8234 • Our main number, available during business hours.

(920) 680-2544 • Our phone available after hours.

(920) 680-2544 • You can text us at this same number if you need to.

charitiesgb@gbdioc.org • The email address you can reach us at.

We're Here To Help You

With Your Adoption Needs

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay focuses on assisting families with adoptions of children from within the United States. These are called domestic adoptions. We do this in different ways.

Here are a few of the ways that we can help.

Agency Infant Program

In this program, prospective adoptive parents and birth parents are connected through Catholic Charities. Infants brought forward for adoption are ages 0-12 months old, and parents seeking to adopt a child must meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify for adopting a child. Please contact us for more information about the process and eligibility criteria.

Independent Adoption

Similar to the Agency Infant Program, expectant mothers and connected to adoptive parents, but here adoptive parents meet the birth parents on their own. There is no waiting period or policy limiting the number of children that the adoptive parents have prior to adoption. Adoptive parents connect with birth parents in a number of ways including through the web on parent profile sites, via family members or friends and by word of mouth.

Please contact us for more information about the process and eligibility criteria.

Out-of-State Adoption

Catholic Charities is able to assist adoptive families who are adopting a child or children born in the US, but outside of Wisconsin, and who need local home study and post-placement services. This is considered a type of independent adoption. 

All 50 states, including Wisconsin, participate in the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). ICPC provides for the safe placement of children as well as to ensure that laws are followed in both the sending and receiving state. ICPC must provide approval prior to the placement of the child into a different state. 

Catholic Charities is knowledgeable about the complexities involved in out-of-state adoptions and can provide assistance and guidance throughout this process. Please contact us for more information about the process and eligibility criteria.

Informational Meetings

Informational meetings are scheduled throughout the year for those interested in learning more about the domestic and international adoption services available to prospective adoptive parents. 

Contact us at 920-272-8234 or charitiesgb@gbdioc.org for more information.

National Council For Adoption Member

Catholic Charities of Northeastern Wisconsin has been a proud member of The National Council For Adoption since 2020.

The National Council For Adoption is the leading expert on adoption issues, providing resources, education, and advocacy for all people and organizations connected to adoption so that every child can thrive in a nurturing, permanent family.

Learn more about NCFA now at adoptioncouncil.org