Adoption Services

Adoptive parents are able to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of children whose birthparents are not able to provide this setting.

Every child has the right to a safe, loving, nurturing, and permanent home.

Adoption is a very personal — very loving — choice for birth parents and adoptive parents. If you’re considering adoption, Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph will walk with you every step of the way.

Services For Expectant Moms

For over a century, Catholic Charities has provided professional, confidential and compassionate care for birth parents and other family members as needed — for as long as needed. We know choosing adoption takes courage and pure love. So we’ll be there for you every step of the way.

We focus on your health and wellbeing first, along with the best start for baby. Our experienced staff work with you one-on-one to provide confidential consultation, emotional support, health care coordination, comprehensive services, post-birth care, counseling and more.

Today’s adoptions are dramatically different from even just a decade ago. Now, you have more choices about how involved, or not, you want to be after the birth. You’ll have a chance to review and meet the potential adoptive parents you’re matched with. So you have peace of mind, knowing you’ve chosen the life and family environment you want.

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, Catholic Charities can help. To get started, please call 913.908.0829 to speak with an adoption social worker. You can also reach us at

Service For Adoptive Parents

For couples whose hearts long to adopt, Catholic Charities is licensed in Missouri and accredited through the Council on Accreditation. Our experienced and compassionate staff are skilled and trained to provide:

  • Information on open/closed adoptions
  • Adoption home study
  • Post-placement supervision
  • Ongoing support post finalization

If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent, please email us at or call us at 816.659.8235. Services are provided to families wanting to adopt through our agency as well as families matched with children through other domestic agencies, kinship adoptions and more.

Services For Adoptees And Birth Parents

If you are an adoptee, birthparent or adoptive parents of a minor placed through Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St Joseph, please use the attached form to request information, inquire about correspondence, and/or begin the search process. If you have more specific questions, please email us at or call us at 816.659.8235

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