International Adoption

International Adoption 2017-03-16T13:10:22+00:00

International AdoptionCatholic Charities has been licensed to place children in adoptive homes since 1943. Families looking to adopt internationally work with Catholic Charities to complete their adoption home study. Then, they will work with Holt International Family Services in Eugene, Oregon, who facilitates the placement of a child or children in their home.

Home Study Process (3 to 4 month process)

  • Attend an Adoption Informational Meeting with a Catholic Charities Adoption Worker
  • Complete and submit a Catholic Charities Application for Adoption
  • Work with Adoption worker on the initial processing of application
  • Send a letter to your priest of pastor for a reference
  • Complete the Adam Walsh Background Study
  • Attend meetings with your adoption worker
  • Reference interviews will be conducted by your adoption worker
  • Visit is made to your home by an Adoption worker
  • Discuss adoption with your children, if applicable
  • Complete online adoption training
  • Secure home study approval
  • Your home study is submitted to USCIS and Holt International by Catholic Charities

During the adoption home study, your adoption worker will gather the information pertaining to your:

  • Personal history including family, school, career, dating, and interests
  • Marriage relationship
  • Support systems
  • Ideas on parenting
  • Attitudes and beliefs regarding adoption
  • Cultural awareness and diversity
  • Religious affiliation and spiritual beliefs
  • Finance situation
  • Health history
  • Family strengths and needs

International Adoption Fees

Application: $450
Adam Walsh Background Study: $70 per person
Home Study: $2,800
Coordination/Referral: $500
Post Placement Services: $400 per visit
Finalization Services: $300
Other fees apply depending on services requested.

Catholic Charities has licensed professionals to complete adoption home studies in Worthington, Mankato, Rochester and Winona, Minnesota.