Adoptive Couples

Whether you have experienced infertility or simply are hearing God’s plan for you to adopt, Catholic Charities can help you expand your family!

Whether you have experienced infertility or simply are hearing God’s plan for you to adopt, Catholic Charities can help you expand your family!

For couples whose hearts long to adopt, Catholic Charities is licensed in Missouri and accredited through the Council on Accreditation.If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent, please email us at adoptions@ccharities.com 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.

Steps of the Adoption Process (PDF)

Eligibility Requirements

Our adoption program is open to husbands and wives who meet the following guidelines:

  • Have been married a minimum of three years at time of application
  • Are between the ages of 25 and 43 at the time of application
  • Have at least a high school diploma or GED
  • Reside within the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Jefferson City or Springfield Dioceses in Missouri  (we cannot work with families living in Kansas or eastern Missouri.)

If you meet all of the above criteria and are interested in taking the next step, please email adoptions@ccharities.com. Please be aware that we have a number of families wanting to join our adoption program so there is a waitlist.  Families may be on this waitlist for 18 months or longer.  Waitlist families will be contacted when there is an opening in the adoption program, and we are ready to begin the home study process.

Each family’s story is unique!

If you have more specific questions, please email us at adoptions@ccharities.com or call or text 913-908-0829 to speak with an adoption social worker. You can also fill out the form below to be contacted with more information.

 

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Please note that the Catholic Charities office is open Monday-Thursdays, excluding holidays.

To adopt a child is a great work of love. When it is done, much is given, but much is also received.

It is a true exchange of gifts.

– Saint Pope John Paul II

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