Eligibility Criteria

Those of a Christian Faith, who enter into Holy Matrimony, in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching and Canon Law* must meet the following criteria:

Married at least 3 years
Member of the a Christian Church
Between ages 25-50
Legal resident of the United States
OSBI Criminal History Clearance
Child Abuse Clearance
Documented/approved medical evaluation by MD or DO to become adoptive parents
Evidence of financial stability
Approved Adoption Home Study

Yearly requirements to adopt:

15 hours of Adoption Education by husband and wife
Updated and Approved Adoption Home Study

Couples who meet criteria of the Indian Child Welfare Act must provide copies of CDIB/enrollment card.

If you meet these criteria and would like to fill out a pre-application, please click here.

 

References:

*1. Code of Canon Law: Canon Law Society of America, Title VII. Marriage CAN.1055 – 1062
*2. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P3V.HTM
3. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/index.cfm
4. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/frequently-asked-questions-on-defense-of-marriage.cfm
5. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html