Catholic Charities has been a provider of adoption services in Northern Kentucky since 1948. During that time, we have brought together over 2,600 parents and children to form adoptive families. We are nationally recognized for the quality of our program, accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and licensed by the State of Kentucky.
Catholic Charities primarily arranges for the adoption of newborn children. We offer a seamless program that provides adoption education and preparation, home study assessment, post placement visits and support, finalization and post finalization services.
We provide individualized services and comprehensive support tailored to your specific situation. Our adoptive couples feel secure knowing that birth parents receive counseling from experienced Master's level therapists. We offer professional services, attention to detail, and a secure legal process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the eligibility requirements to adopt through Catholic Charities of Northern Kentucky?
We work with couples who are experiencing infertility, have been married at least three years, are residents of the Diocese of Covington and between the ages of 25 and 45. Couples must be in good health, have a normal life expectancy, and have the physical, financial and emotional resources to attend to the needs of a growing child. Couples of all faiths are welcome to apply.
How much does it cost?
Our fees are based on a sliding scale according to income. The total expenses usually run between $10,000 and $19,000. Couples are encouraged to make use of the Federal Adoption Tax Credit that can reduce total expenses.
How long is the wait?
After the home study is completed, the average wait for a placement is between twelve and eighteen months.
Can I choose between a closed and open adoption?
Yes. Adoptive parents and birth parents are encouraged to design the adoption plan best suited to their needs and the needs of their child. If the plan includes openness, it is to the extent agreed upon by the birth and adoptive families.
What is the typical birth mother like?
She is a woman who sees the benefits of counseling and is invested in making the right decision for herself and her child.
How old are the children placed for adoption?
Almost all children placed through our adoption program are newborns of our pregnancy counseling clients. They are generally placed directly from the hospital.
For more information please contact:
Monica Kuhlman, Adoption Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 581-8974, extension 125
Mary Fleischman at email@example.com or (859) 581-8974, extension 148
Kara Riegler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859 )581-8974, extension 134