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Adoption & Child Welfare


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.


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 and 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 is a grand funded program by the Virginia Department of Social Services. This program provides twelve months of case management services to any family who finalized an adoption through the Virginia foster care system after July 1, 2017. Families should be automatically referred by the regional adoption negotiator. 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 (

pregnancyPregnancy 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.


Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc. offers a variety of education workshops covering topics from parenting to anger management to domestic violence intervention. All of our classes are taught by highly qualified facilitators. Participants are issued a Certificate of Completion at the completion of each education workshop. Class times, locations, and dates may vary and are held based on the number of participants. Pre-registration for classes is required. Please call 757-456-2366 to find out more information and register.

Click here for a list of course descriptions