Catholic Charities offers search and reunion adoption program

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Friday, 15 June 2012 03:59
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TOLEDO—Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo is once again offering a search and reunion program for individuals who have participated in an adoption through Catholic Charities.

Searches often strengthen adoptive families by bringing a sense of resolution and peace to all involved in the adoption, says Peg Gehring, coordinator for Catholic Charities’ search and reunion program. Adult adopted individuals may feel something is missing and find a sense of completeness by learning more about their birth parents, she explains.

Birth parents may also have an unresolved feeling of loss or grief, or wonder if their child has been raised in a good family.

“Each member of the adoption triad — birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents — uniquely experience a myriad of emotions as they pass through their journey of adoption,” Ms. Gehring says.  “It is the intent of Catholic Charities to reach out to the triad members, providing assistance and professional counseling as it relates to their individual needs and concerns.”

To begin a search related to an adoption through Catholic Charities, contact Ms. Gehring at 419-244-6711, ext. 441, or mgehring@toledodiocese.org.

Toledo Central Catholic High School

 
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