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of Americans have been touched by adoption

Our Adoption Program helps to find safe, loving, adoptive homes for children in need and provides a full array of adoption services to families at any stage of the adoption process, including those working with a placing agency in another city or state. We work with families who need an experienced, local agency to assist with their adoption process, as well as families simply wanting to learn about adoption.

Our program is open to single individuals and married couples residing within the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Fees are assessed to the adoptive applicants for services rendered based on established fee schedules.

Adoption is a gift - a life-giving alternative to abortion.

We Can Help With

Adoption Counseling - We offer a free initial consultation with an adoption specialist who will explain the process and assist prospective families in exploring the many ways to pursue adoption.
Assessment - We help with home study and updates as needed, pre-adoptive training as required by the program through which you adopt.
Placement - We provide placement and post-placement services for both the birth and adoptive parents, as well as supervision of placement.
Assistance - We offer assistance and support processes necessary for adoption finalization.
Post-Adoptive Information - Individuals involved in adoption, either birth parents, adoptive parents or adoptees will often reach out to us years after an adoption has taken place. We can assist in answering questions and providing information based on the individual's unique request.
Referrals - We refer to other agencies as needed. Good Shepherd works cooperatively with other agencies in assuring that the appropriate documentation and services are in place according to their requirements.

How can we help in your adoption journey?

For Adoptive Parents

Are you looking grow your family through adoption? We offer services for adoptive families looking to adopt children through foster care as well as for those looking to adopt an infant.

Waiting children

For Pregnant Women

Are you considering placing a child for adoption? Our team of adoption specialists are here to provide counseling support and to connect you with resources to assist in your adoption.

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For Post-Adoption

Were you or one of your family members involved in an adoption that has already been completed? Our post-adoptive specialist can help to guide you with your information search.

Contact our specialist

Interested in learning more about infant adoption?

Apply for Infant Adoption

Attended an informational meeting and ready for the next step? Download the application below and send the completed form to Melyssa at

Adoption Application

Adoption Answers

Our Adoption staff shares answers about the adoption process.

“We could not be happier with the services we received from Good Shepherd. From our very first meeting with our worker,  she was very supportive and gave us the information we needed as we went through the adoption process. The guidance we received helped us understand the process and helped us make decisions that allowed us to welcome our son into our family.

“Good Shepherd did an outstanding job working with us to prepare our second homestudy for an infant adoption. We’re matched and our birth mom is due in early September. We’re supremely grateful for her efforts to help us build a family through adoption!”

“Our social worker has been helping my husband and I through the adoption process. She has been a pleasure to work with – professional and friendly.”