Post Adoption Services

  • The Post Adoption Services of Catholic Charities are designed to support and strengthen the lives of adoptive parents, adult adopted persons and birth parents by providing compassionate profiles, searches and intermediary services. These services can help meet the concerns and interests of adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and birth parents, as well as other extended members of these families. In order for Catholic Charities to provide assistance, the adoption must have taken place through the agency.
  • Post Adoption Services are provided in accordance with applicable laws on confidentiality and privacy.
  • Services include:
    • Individual and Family Counseling by request from anyone involved in an adoption plan made through Catholic Charities at any time
    • Mutual consent registry
    • Background histories and non-identifying profiles
    • Post Adoption search and intermediary service in the form of indirect and direct contact between interested parties
    • To receive more information regarding these services contact Catholic Charities at 217-523-9201, ext. 327.
  • To request a Non-Certified copy of an original birth certificate, please contact www.idph.state.il.us or you may reach them at 925 E. Ridgely Ave., Springfield, IL 62702, 217-557-5159.
  • If you have been adopted through the foster care system, you may contact the Midwest Adoption Center for assistance at www.macadopt.org or by calling 800-526-9022