Adoption Search and Reunion




Colorado

Adoption Agencies and Homes for Unwed Moms


DENVER






Catholic Community Services: CATHOLIC CHARITIES (CC)

    If the adoption was through Catholic Charities you can call, write or email them.

    Catholic Charities
    2525 West Alameda Ave.
    Denver CO 80219
    303-742-0828
    adoption@ccdenver.org

    In your message or e-mail, include your:

    Full name, address, phone number, your name at the time of the adoption, if you were a birth parent. Your adoptive parentsí names, if you were an adoptee. This is necessary to verify that Catholic Charities has your records and finalized the adoption, as Catholic Charities can only provide search services for adoptions it finalized.

They will send you a form to Request Non-Identifying Information and a Release of Liability and Agreement to Hold Harmless. Complete these documents in full but do not sign until you are in front of the notary. The fee for this is 125.00. This is too high for many people.

CC initiated a program whereby they do searches only for those who used CC as the agency of adoption. The application fee for search and reunification, which would hold a spot on the waiting list, is $125. Once the search counselor is ready to begin a case, the balance of $600 is due. Therefore, the total fee for search and reunification is $725.

No matter the outcome of the search, Catholic Charities does not provide refunds. The fee covers the services rendered such as administrative costs and time spent by the search counselor in preparation sessions, reviewing the file and searching. Once they begin searching, (because of the number of clients they currently have, there is usually a 6 to 8 month waiting period in between the application fee and the time the search begins.) CC uses the files they have with the identifying information for the search, they are not able to get any additional files from the county. They also can not get a court order to open any file that they may need to finish a difficult search and they do not have state approved CI status.

There were offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Greeley. In the 1940's Denver CC made placements out of the Amarillo TX office.

For all who need information through any Colorado Catholic Church, you can write to the Archdiocese of Denver CO 200 Josephine St. Denver CO 80206

Catholic Charities Local Catholic Church History and Catholic Ancestors of Colorado and Wyoming.

The head of CC in Colorado is:
Rev Marvin Kapushion CEO
Catholic Social Service Inc
302 Jefferson St
Pueblo CO 81004
(719) 544-4215
Fax (719) 544-4215




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