Mission Statement
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Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church.
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Our mission is to serve God for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and the other people of good will in advocating for justice.

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Post Adoption Services
Adoption Search

Catholic Charities Post Adoption Search Program provides services to all those who have adopted, placed a child for adoption or been adopted through our agency. The services provided through Adoption Search include: preparing an adoption history report of non-identifying information, conducting a full search to locate birth parents or adoptees, and updating the file with locating information. Fees and services are outlined below. 

Non-Identifying Information Report – $75

Full Search Fee – $150

Non- Identifying Report and a Full Search combined fees – $175

Updating the file with locating information – no charge.

In accordance with Illinois Adoption Act, prior to starting a search the individual must be registered with the Illinois Adoption Registry. Catholic Charities will assist any adoptee, adoptive parent, birth parent or sibling with registration. 
Information on this state sponsored service can be obtained by visiting their website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records/adoption/iarmie