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.
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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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.