Wanting to adopt?

The Pregnancy and Adoption Support services of Catholic Charities are a proud licensed child placement agency with exceptional staff that values you and your needs. Our fees are all inclusive and our services are for a lifetime.

Deciding to adopt is the first big step.  Figuring out where to go from there can feel overwhelming. Whether you are planning to adopt an infant from the United States or want to explore your options around the world, we can help you figure it out.  Catholic Charities offers options for private adoption, infant adoption, interstate adoption, international adoption and foster care adoption.  Call us anytime to speak with an adoption worker and learn more about our services.

Currently more than 100,000 children in the foster care system are waiting for their "forever family." These children may have special emotional, behavioral or medical needs because of the trauma they have experienced but you could make a difference by providing a safe, stable and permanent home to a child in need. Our Waiting Child Program connects your family with the support, training and financial assistance necessary to meet your adopted child's needs. We particularly need families open to adopting older children and/or siblings. To learn more about foster care adoption, please email or call (703) 425-0100.

Since 1947, we have been active in the adoption community. We are a licensed child-placing agency with an experienced, professional staff that values you and your needs.  Many of our fees are based on a sliding scale to ensure finances are not a barrier to adopting. Our services cover the entire Diocese of Arlington.

At Catholic Charities, we recognize adoption is a lifelong journey for all involved.  Thus, our doors remain open to all adoptive parents, adoptees and birth parents regardless of where they are in that journey.  We are here to support you. 

Check out this article written by one of our adoptive parents on selecting an adoption agency.

For more information please see the resources in the cards below or view our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Information Meetings

For new families interested in learning more about our adoption programs and home study process. The prospective adoptive family needs to reside in the Diocese of Arlington* Space is limited, please RSVP by emailing There is no cost to attending an information session.

See our information meeting schedule below:

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