Adoption Services

For the safety of our clients and staff, services are available by appointment only.  No walk-in appointments at this time.

Anyone entering Catholic Charities is required to wear a mask. 

November is National Adoption Month!  

In 1976, the governor of Massachusetts declared the first week of November as "Adoption Week."  Nine years later, President Regan made "Adoption Week" a national event.  In 1995, President Clinton declared the entire month of November as "National Adoption Month."  Since then, adoption advocates have continued to recognize November as a month set aside to promote and celebrate adoption.

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida has been providing adoption services since 1952.  Our agency celebrates the unique design of families created through adoption and we are excited to be a part of furthering adoption awareness in the Panhandle area.

How can you participate in National Adoption Month?
  • Make a financial contribution to the adoption program of CCNWFL
  • Host an adoption fundraising event for friends planning to adopt
  • Honor and recognize families that have grown through adoption
  • Contact adoption workers at CCNWFL to learn about specific program needs
  • Connect your church, school, and others with a TBRI practitioner from CCNWFL
  • Start a support/mentoring group for waiting adoptive families
  • Provide dinner or gift cards to a new adoptive family
  • Learn to use adoption language that respects adoptees, adoptive families, and birth families

Let your month of Thanksgiving be one that celebrates the miracle of adoption!

Adoption Month

PREGNANT? UNPLANNED?

If you are facing unplanned pregnancy, we can help.  We will walk with you to help you fully explore your options and make a plan for the future.  Our compassionate staff will listen to your needs and work to provide guidance and resources so that you can make a confident decision.  Don’t spend another day figuring this out alone.

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Search & Reunification Information

We can assist members of the adoption triad (adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and birth parents) in certain search activities, as permitted by Florida law.  Clients who wish to attain non-identifying social/medical information or who wish to request a search/reunion must first complete the agency forms and requirements.  Please call our adoption team for more information on the search process: 850-436-6411

Donate

Make a gift to our Pregnancy and Adoption Services.

Every gift at every level makes a difference.

 

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I'm Looking to Adopt

Catholic Charities Adoption Services is here for you!  Since 1952, we have been active in the adoption community.  We are a licensed child placing agency with an experienced, professional staff that values life and celebrates the unique design of families created through adoption.  As our clients, you will receive individualized support throughout your adoption journey.  Catholic Charities aims to maintain the highest standards and ethics in adoption practice.  We strive to limit the number of waiting families, keep adoption fees as minimal as possible, and provide education relevant to building forever families through adoption.

Services Provided:

  • Orientation
  • Home Studies
  • Education
  • Support through each step of the adoption process
  • Direct placement, when possible
  • Interim care, when necessary
  • Post-placement supervision
  • Post-legal counseling and support.

For more information regarding eligibility and the application process, please call 850-436-6411.

Continuing Services

Catholic Charities emphasizes the agency’s continuing availability to all parties in the adoption triad, even after the period of agency supervision ends. This support may be in the form of individual counseling or referral for needed services. In cases where an agreement to maintain on-going contact is made by the birth parents and the adoptive parents, such as through letters or pictures, the agency will act as the intermediary between the two parties.

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Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida

  Pregnancy & Adoption Services

Tallahassee  -  Panama City  -  Fort Walton Beach  -  Pensacola

833-511-4200

(850) 436-6419 Fax