Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. Inc. collaborates with Catholic Charities Adoption Services to provide adoption services.
Catholic Charities Adoption Services is a state-wide agency that provides counseling of birth parents, provisions or resources to meet physical needs of birth parents considering adoption planning; facilitates the legal transfer of parental rights for those parents who voluntarily select adoption as their option of pregnancy and/or parental resolution; conducts adoption home studies and preparation for prospective adoptive parents who wish to adopt through the agency, as well as for prospective adoptive parents working with an independent/intermediary/and/or agency outside of the State of Florida for domestic and/or international placement; provides post placement counseling, support and follow-up services, provides consultations with individuals and organizations to provide specific information on adoption; and search services for Catholic adoptees and birth families interested in reunification. Click HERE for more information.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc. provides non-identifying family background information to former clients of past adoption services. Florida adoption records are sealed. Catholic Charities , Diocese of Venice, Inc. will disclose reasonably available non-identifying information to an adoptive parent, adoptee, or birth parents. Disclosures will only be made upon payment of a $100 non-refundable service fee and receipt of a notarized Non-Identifying Information Request Form. Following an administrative review of a request by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. a request will be approved and processed, or denied. Not all adoption files contain the information designated on the Non-Identifying Information Request Form. Notification will be provided if no record is found or a request has been denied. Under no circumstance will non-identifying information be provided over the telephone or by email. Click HERE for the Non-Identifying Information Request Form. Please mail the completed and notarized Non-Identifying Request Form and $100 service fee.
For information about Adoption Services please contact Catholic Charities Adoption Services.
Catholic Charities Adoption Services
2021 E. Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
For information about non-identifying family background information to former clients of past adoption services please contact Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.
Adoption Information Request
5055 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
For information regarding the State of Florida Adoption Registry contact:
Florida Adoption Reunion Registry
Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services
2811-E Industrial Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone Toll Free 800-962-3678