International Adoption Services

Catholic Charities provides home studies and post-placement services for families wishing to adopt abroad. Catholic Charities does not have a direct source of children in other countries. We can refer you to various agencies and sources that can assist you in arranging an international adoptive placement. When a home study is completed and approved by Catholic Charities it is forwarded to the “source” agency and immigration. Catholic Charities will only work with the source/placing agency in the capacity of Supervised Provider in accordance with the Hague Convention.

Services available include:

  • Adoptive Family Education
  • Home Studies
  • Home Study Update (when family moves to Virginia from another state)
  • Post placement supervision
  • Guidance with Virginia adoption requirements
  • Court report for finalization/re-adoption