Catholic Charities offers programs and services for those who are considering adoption. These programs include Domestic Infant Adoption, Parental Placement Adoption Services, Domestic Home Study Services, Kinship Adoption, International Adoption Services, Post-Adoptive Education and Support Services and Adoption Search and Disclosure Services.
For more information please visit our adoption site or call (757) 456-2366.Visit AdoptionAndPregnancyCenter.org
Post Adoption Services
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia’s Post Adoption Program utilizes the evidence-based Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) approach developed by Dr. Karen Purvis and Dr. David Cross. The goal of the program is to help educate, support, and provide tools and materials to help families maintain successful adoptive placements, especially for families who have adopted children from difficult backgrounds.
Three levels (Tiers) of support are available and families may work in collaboration with their social worker and/or Catholic Charities staff to determine which Tier of service would be most appropriate for them. All services are FREE of charge.
For more information please visit our adoption website or call at 757-456-2366.
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia’s Post Adoption Case Management Program (FAM-18-003-1) is a grant funded program by the Virginia Department of Social Services. This program provides a minimum of twelve months of case management to any family who has adopted through the foster care system or through an international adoption. Families can self-refer, be referred by their adoption worker, or be referred from another professional that they work with. This program provides advocacy, support, service coordination, location of needed services, and adoption friendly events throughout the year.
For more information on this program please contact Rebekah Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 757-533-5217.
Pregnancy Counseling Services
Catholic Charities is staffed by professional social workers trained specifically to work with birth families who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The staff in Pregnancy Counseling Services provides free confidential counseling services for birth families to help them reach decisions that are best for family and child.
Pregnancy Counseling Services are strictly confidential and are offered free of charge. For more information, please click here to visit our pregnancy center and adoption website or call or text 757-274-4952 for more information.
Pregnancy and Parenting Support
CCEVA is here to support you in your vital role as parent. We have Care Centers on the southside and peninsula which offer free diapers and baby supplies to families in need. Case management services are also provided to help pregnant women and new parents make a safe parenting plan, and to discuss and address all of the family’s needs. Families also receive help in connecting to other available community resources addressing needs such as: housing, employment, insurance, and education. Our staff will follow families for a year to ensure that they are in the best position possible to raise healthy, happy children. Please call (757) 456-2366 on the southside, or (757) 875-0060 on the peninsula for help from our Care Center.
Grandparents as Parents Support Groups
We have support groups designed specifically to provide help, advice, and support and to lend a listening ear to family members who are raising their grandchildren or the children of other relatives. Together, we address the unique issues and questions, needs and obstacles of parenting a relative’s child. Our groups provide a place to openly express your feelings, gain a positive focus, receive emotional support, and share information on community resources and social activities. We invite you to join us to explore the joys and challenges of raising the children of relatives.
Currently, we offer support groups at the following locations:
James Monroe Elementary
520 W. 29th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508
2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Little Creek Elementary
7900 Tarpon Place
Norfolk, VA 23523