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's people 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 other people of goodwill in advocating for justice.

Adoption Services

Welcome to Catholic Charities Adoption Program! Catholic Charities has been providing adoption services for over 100 years. We are a licensed child welfare agency with the State of Illinois. Catholic Charities has several adoption programs to assist you in your adoption journey. For a variety of reasons our adoption services are on a temporary hiatus. Over the course of 2019, we will evaluate the program and determine the program's future structure and scope. Please feel free to check in for updates, and pray for our efforts to serve.

  • Private Adoption   (on hiatus)
  • International Adoption   (on hiatus)
  • Guardianship to Adoption Program   (on hiatus)
  • Post Adoption Services   (active)

To view the Annual Report for Illinois Licensed Adoption Agencies for Catholic Charities FY-2020 please click here.