Closed Adoption Records

Our goal is to reunite adoptees who are searching for their birth parent(s) or a birth parent who is searching for his or her birth child.  Both parties must initiate contact with Catholic Charities and provide written consent for contact prior to a reunion taking place.  Once this occurs, our Post Adoption Specialists notify both the parent and child before providing any identifying information.

Our Post Adoption Specialists also provide non-identifying information and medical history to adoptees upon written request. To see what you will need to provide click on the link below.

Searching for a birth child or birth parent?  Need medical history or other non-identifying information?

  • Your adopted name
  • Current address
  • Contact numbers (home/cell phone)
  • Date of birth
  • Adoptive parents full names
  • Consent letter stating your desire for contact
  • Email address, if applicable
  • Copy of driver’s license or other ID (used for identification purposes only)

  • Your name at the time of birth
  • Current address
  • Contact numbers (home/cell phone)
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Given name of child
  • Consent letter stating your desire for contact
  • Email address, if applicable
  • Copy of driver’s license or other ID (used for identification purposes only)

  • Birth Parent name or Adopted name (whichever is applicable)
  • Adoptive parents’ full names (if applicable)
  • Your date of birth
  • Current address
  • Contact numbers (home/cell phone)
  • Email address, if applicable
  • Letter stating whether you do or do not desire contact with birth parent(s) or birth child
  • $75.00 check or money order made payable to Catholic Charities of Louisville (for medical history and non-identifying information only)
  • Copy of driver’s license or other ID (used for identification purposes only)

Please contact Kay Hackett and JoAnne Sherman our Post Adoption Specialists

by phone:
(502) 637-9786

by mail:
Catholic Charities of Louisville
ATTN: Kay and JoAnne
2911 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40208

by email:
khackett@archlou.org or jsherman@archlou.org

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