by Lauren Solidum for The Leaven In October, we celebrate Respect Life Month. But every single day in our shared Catholic faith is a day to promote the dignity and sacredness of all people. What does it mean to respect life? The first thought that often comes to mind when I hear the term “respect [...]
At the 46th Annual Snow Ball, we highlighted our founding ministry program, Adoption. We are grateful to adoptive couple John and Kami for allowing us to share their beautiful story and to show what can happen when we put our trust in God.
A birth father, Dave, reached out to us. He wanted confirmation that someone who contacted him was actually his daughter he placed for adoption 40 years ago. Dave felt in his heart that she was his daughter but he wanted to be sure. We walked Dave through the steps he'd need to take and he [...]
One of our birth mothers, Rysha, has been receiving help from a local shelter for those suffering from domestic violence. Rysha has now been able to register for housing, has recently received her Medicaid card for her and her 3 children, found a new doctor, and applied for and received WIC - The Special Supplemental [...]
We're celebrating our Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services Team with a hope story highlighting a wonderful forever family! Brian and Jenna chose to partner with Catholic Charities for their adoption. Heather Roberts, our Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services Lead, shares, "We feel so blessed and honored to have helped Brian and Jenna with the adoption [...]
Our Adoption Program Team has been working with a birth mother, Quida, for several months. Answering questions and available whenever she called, texted or dropped by our office to chat. We found out she had concerns about potential complications with her pregnancy. In the last few months, we have been able to assist her with [...]
Recently we had a birth mother, Ashley, who approached us about placing her baby for adoption. She struggles financially with raising her other children, and had placed one of her children with one of our adoptive couples in the past. Ashley called to say that she feels very comfortable working with Catholic Charities, and knows [...]
Our adoptive families gathered for a fun-filled picnic to kick off National Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption is one of Catholic Charities' founding ministries. The expertise and support that staff provides both birth parents and adoptive families leading up to and following adoption is one of the things that sets the program apart from others. "Adoption [...]