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Adoption Services

Adoption ServicesCatholic 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 Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a Child Placement Agency for Adoption and Foster Placement.

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. Our three pregnancy counselors/adoption specialists have a combined sixty-five years of experience with this program at Catholic Charities. We provide professional service, attention to detail, and a secure legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements to adopt through Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington?

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 six 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.

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Monica Kuhlman, MA/NCC at mkuhlman@covingtoncharities.org or 859-581-8974 ext.125
Angel Stumler, MSSW/CSW at astumler@covingtoncharities.org or 859-581-8974 ext. 114

A Caring Connection

We partner with all Kentucky Catholic Charities pregnancy counseling and adoption programs through A Caring Connection. This partnership allows us to collaborate and provide best practice for our clients. To learn more visit the Caring Connection website.