Interested in Adoption?

Pregnant?

If you are pregnant and would like more information about placing a child for adoption, click HERE.

Looking to adopt?

A Caring Connection of Catholic Charities provides adoption services to persons residing within the fifty county area served by this diocese. We are a licensed agency by the State of Kentucky. You do not have to be Catholic to work with our agency, but you must meet the eligibility requirements. During our counseling process it is sometimes decided by an individual that parenting is not the best option for their pregnancy. Time is spent with each person looking at their situations, their strengths and resources in order to provide them the accurate information they need in order to make the best decision for their child. At times, adoption will be considered and our goal is to have capable, stable, loving families available who are ready to parent a child through adoption.
Once you have applied and completed the home study process, you will complete an album which will be shown to expecting parents making an adoption plan in situations that meet your criteria.

A Caring Connection assists in building families through infant adoptions. Services provided include adoption preparation, home study, placement services, and post-placement supervision.

If you are interested in applying to adopt through A Caring Connection of Catholic Charities and you meet the eligibility requirements listed in the Initial Adoption Application, please call to schedule an orientation with our adoption program staff:
(859) 253-1993 ext. 1040 or ext. 1039

FAQ’s

1. How long will it take to adopt?
Since birth parents select a family, the wait varies. A couple may wait just a few months or possibly a few years depending on the types of situations for which you choose to be considered.

2. Do we have to be Catholic to adopt through your agency?
No.

3. How much does it cost to adopt through A Caring Connection?
Our agency is non-profit and operates on a sliding fee scale. Placement fees are determined by a family’s annual income. A prospective adoptive couple is not responsible for paying birth parent expenses.

4. Can I choose the gender of my child?
Yes. In that birth parents often choose an adoptive couple before the birth of the child, you will not be considered for these situations. This will limit the number of opportunities you will have to be chosen for a placement.

5. How open do we have to be in order to receive a placement?
It is not required that anyone participate in an open adoption. A Caring Connection followed the lead of adoption agencies throughout the United States who had determined that open adoptions tend to be beneficial to those involved. Not only has this form of adoption been proven to be healthy for the emotional healing of birth parents, but adoptees have also exhibited greater awareness and comfort with their identity. Adoptive parents often say that they are more comfortable in a situation where the birth parent has asked them to parent the child. This leads to less secrecy, stigma and mystery surrounding the child’s adoption. Children have answers to questions that those involved in a closed situation may never have.

Openness suggests a flexibility and a willingness to work at a relationship that will ultimately be important to a child placed in your home. There are still agencies that do closed adoptions. If you feel that this is a better choice for your family there are resources available throughout the state.