CONNECTING FAMILIES WITH PREGNANCY COUNSELING AND ADOPTIVE SERVICES
As a licensed child placing agency, Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc., Diocese of St. Augustine has been a leader in the adoption field since the first Florida office opened in Jacksonville in 1943.
The Adoption and Pregnancy Counseling Program provides services and advocacy for women with unplanned pregnancies. In accordance with the church’s teaching to respect life, our services are designed to help preserve and protect the life of the child, to provide care and nurturing for women and their children, and to assist in the building up of families through adoption.
The services of this program are:
Life-affirming pregnancy counseling to clients that may include education and referrals.
Adoption services to pregnant women and adoptive families with the focus on securing the best parenting plan for the child.
Post- legal adoption services including lifetime counseling to birth mother as needed and search assistance as requested by any member of the adoption triad.
Home Studies to couples that are seeking adoption with other adoption agencies and attorneys are need.
Foster care services to infants awaiting placement.
Adoption education to the community.