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Catholic Charities Adoption Services, Baltimore MD

  • Agency Name
  • Catholic Charities Adoption Services
  • Agency Location
  • 2601 North Howard Street, Suite 200
    Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Contact Phone
  • (410) 659-4050
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  • Services Offered
  • International Adoptions: Assessment, Training, Home Study, Post-Placement, Post-Adoption Services; Domestic Adoptions: Home Study, Post-Placement Services
  • Description
  • The International Adoptions Program provides complete adoption services, including assessment, training, home study, post-placement, and post-adoption services for those interested in adopting a child from abroad, with a particular specialty in relative adoption from the Philippines.
  • Adoption Process
  • International Adoption Process: 1. Application. After we receive your application, the staff will review it, and if necessary, will explore any significant background issues (prior arrests, physical or mental health issues, abuse/neglect, addictions). You will then be matched with your social worker, who will guide you through your adoption journey. She will send you an outline to help you write an autobiography. After you send in your autobiography, your social worker will contact you to schedule a preliminary interview. The preliminary interview begins the Family Assessment (home study) process. 2. Family Assessment and Education (Home Study). Catholic Charities has the responsibility of assessing prospective parents’ suitability for adoption, and for preparing them to be the best adoptive parents possible. Our assessment and education process includes individual and couple interviews in our office and a home visit. These meetings help your social worker get to know you well and help you to develop a personalized adoption plan. In addition you will attend two adoption education classes, where you will meet other prospective adoptive families and will learn about the unique issues and challenges of being an adoptive family. 3. Services After the Home Study and Before Placement. We have found that the waiting period before your child’s placement can be one of the most difficult times for you. Catholic Charities offers continuing opportunities for support, education, and contact with other waiting families and our staff. We offer and Infant and Toddler Care course for adoptive parents, we provide a monthly support group, and ongoing individual support from our staff. When you receive a possible referral of a child, we can provide referrals to medical and developmental professionals to help you interpret and evaluate the information. 4. Post Placement Services. Following the placement of your child, we will provide post-placement services to help you and your c
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