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(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4100

Lake County

Catholic Charities Administrative Offices - (312) 655-7000.

Catholic Charities Social Services - email, or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you. Call volume is extremely high so email is recommended if you are unable to find what you need on the web site.

Counseling Support Line - (312) 948-6951, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

To donate to our work by phone, call (312) 948-6087. Every gift helps someone in need.


Birth Mother’s Brunch
Adoptive Family Picnic
St. Vincent Alumni Mass & Luncheon
Adoption Guild Toy Shower Mass and Brunch

Coming Soon!

I'm Pregnant

(312) 454-1717

I Want to Adopt

(312) 655-7086 (English)
(312) 655-7084 (Polish)
(312) 655-7070 (Spanish)

I Was Adopted / I Placed My Child for Adoption

(312) 655-7088
Office Locations
1800 N. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60622
671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085

 We believe that adoption is a life-long journey and are here to support you throughout the lifetime.

 Post Adoption
Individual and Family Counseling
Mutual Consent Registry
Non-identifying Background Information
Search & Reunion
Supportive Services/Support Groups

We would be happy to speak with you about our available adoption support services, or to provide general information about adoption, and contact information for other agencies that you may wish to contact.

As of April 2019, we are not accepting any new applications for adoption home study or placement services.  
 Pregnancy Parenting
Confidential 24-Hour Hotline: 312-454-1717
Information and Community Referrals
Parenting Education & Support
Adoption Planning
View Profiles of Families Waiting to Adopt

Línea de ayuda de 24 horas 312 454-1717
Asesoramiento profesional
Información y Referidos a programas comunitarias
Sesiones educativos individuales o en grupo
Apoyo en hacer un plan de adopción
Ver perfiles de familias esperando adoptar

Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
PO Box 7154
Carol Stream, IL 60197-7154