Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc. is an agency licensed by the state of New Jersey, Office of Licensing to place children for adoption. Our adoption services strives to place infants and also young children with special needs with loving families in the Diocese of Camden.
Eligibility Information | Post Adoption Services
Initial contact -Screening is done by telephone and the couple is invited to an informational group meeting. Group meetings are held periodically and general information on adoption is discussed and questions answered. If a couple decides to proceed with a plan to adopt, a home study is initiated. All meetings are held at the Catholic Charities office in Vineland, NJ.
We provide domestic adoptions. We do not currently facilitate international adoptions.
VARIOUS SERVICES OFFERED
Home Study - Length of study time - Approximately 10 weeks
Definition: Adoption agencies conduct home studies to determine if prospective adoptive families are able to meet the psycho-social needs of the child available for adoption. The study consists of a minimum of three face-to-face interviews in the office and a home visit. Autobiographical statements, health statements, child abuse and criminal clearance, income statements, references etc, are obtained during this process.
Adoption Compliant Investigation:
The courts require a home study for families who are adopting the children of relatives or for those who are adopting children placed privately in their homes.
For more information contact 1-800-CARE-002