Adoption Resources

Adoption Resources

Thank you for your interest in the adoption process. Although Catholic Charities no longer provides adoption and foster care services in the Diocese of Youngstown, we do offer the following:

Information and Referral

If you are interested in receiving more information about the adoption process and reside in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark or Trumbull County, contact Catholic Charities Regional Agency at 330-744-3320.

Adoption Search

If you are seeking information about an adoption that took place in the State of Ohio, begin your search by clicking here. If you were adopted through Catholic Charities, the agency may provide non-identifying information if the file is available. Availability of files is specific to the county and the agency responsible for the adoption.

First Step Pregnancy and Family Support Program

If you are an expectant parent or the parent of one or more children ages 0-3, Catholic Charities offers material assistance with food, formula, diapers and other essential items, as well as other supportive services for successful parenting. Click here to find the Catholic Charities location nearest you.

Catholic Charities strongly supports the adoption of children in foster care who need loving homes. Many of these wonderful children are considered “hard to place” because of their age, race, disability, or other circumstances. Catholic Charities believes that finding homes for these children waiting in foster care touches the heart of our mission. To learn more, visit Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS) or your local Children’s Services Board for more information and opportunities for adoption.


More information on adoption can be found here:


Ohio Job and Family Services Adoption and Foster Care Provider Directory:


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