Part of a Closed Adoption?

Making the decision to search for birth family or search for a child placed for adoption can be an emotional and difficult one. Catholic Charities has an Adoption Search Program that assists and supports all members of the adoption triad; adoptee, birth family, and adoptive parents.

We will educate and support you throughout the process. This is your search and we move at your pace and your comfort level. Catholic Charities case worker will communicate with you regularly and provide guidance and support throughout the process. We understand the sensitive nature of the search process.

The State of Illinois has created the Illinois Adoption Registry to assist members of the adoption triad in searching for family. Adoptees can request a copy of their original birth certificate. Birth Parents may register and provide updated medical information to the adoptee if requested.

For more information visit the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockford website. Click here.