CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS RELEASE – Since Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) was founded in 1941, their Adoption Services Program has completed more than 2,000 local adoptions. In recognition of November’s National Adoption Month for 2013, Catholic Charities is working to raise awareness in the local community about the services available to adoptive families and expectant mothers.
“We have recently expanded our services to the rural counties in Northern Nevada, in hopes of providing more opportunities for local families who want to adopt. Sometimes, mothers in these rural areas cannot or do not have the desire to be parents, but they don’t have easy access to an agency such as ours. Our presence in these areas is changing that,” says Linda Kennedy, Adoption Services Director at Catholic Charities.
For 73 years, the Adoption Services Program at St. Vincent’s has provided a professional and caring adoption program for local women and families, regardless of race, religion or background. The goal is to help match expectant mothers with adoptive families who are eager to give a child a loving and caring home. Because the nonprofit agency is small, their adoption services include a personal approach that other larger adoption agencies can’t offer. By taking time to get to know each of the families, the agency makes healthier connections. Like all nine of their poverty assistance programs, CCNN’s Adoption Services Program completes adoptions on a sliding scale basis, which helps reduce fees for families that want to have children and can’t afford a higher-priced adoption.
“We want our local children to stay here in Nevada in their home state, so we work with lower income families to offer a price they can afford. We believe this helps ensure that good, caring families in our community are able to fulfill their dream of having children,” says Kennedy.
Currently, the Adoption Services Program is searching for expectant mothers who are considering giving up their infant for adoption. CCNN is also in need of loving, caring families who want to give a child a home. To learn more about the Adoption Services Program, please contact Linda Kennedy at 775-322-7073 ext. 231 or [email protected].
Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in the northern Nevada community.