April 19, 2024

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities’ Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana in New Albany helps birth parents, adoptive parents and children

Logo for St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities’ Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana Walking with Moms is a monthly feature highlighting organizations that help—and need support in helping—expecting and parenting mothers in need in central and southern Indiana. For a list of organizations highlighted in the past, go to www.archindy.org/walkingwithmoms.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities’ Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana
702 E. Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Program Director: Stefanie Lowery

Birth parent services: adoption information, parenting resource information, emotional support and advocacy, adoption planning, financial assistance, legal representation for the adoption process, choice of adoptive parents, photos and update letters.

Adoptive parent services: full domestic adoption program, home studies and post-placement services for domestic and independent adoption, preparation and training, support groups and advocacy, assistance with creating profile for birth parent consideration, birth parent outreach and matching, international home study and post-placement services. Currently accepting new prospective adoptive parents.

Items currently most needed: Comfort items for birth parents while in the hospital, such as robes and pajamas (small-2x), fuzzy socks, travel size toiletries. Also, liquid hand soap and refills, paper towels, tear-free baby body wash and shampoo, diapers (especially sizes 2, 3 and 6), plastic-free and sensitive baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, Swifter Wet Jet pad refills, liquid dishwasher detergent. See full Amazon wish list at tinyurl.com/ABOKWishList. Items can be sent to or dropped off in person at the address above, marked specifically for Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana.

Volunteer opportunities: St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities Marie’s Blessings, which helps supply basic needs to pregnant and parenting mothers. Contact Erin Goodlett at egoodlett@stecharities.org. Administrative volunteer opportunities, contact Cathy Reid at creid@stecharities.org.

Financial donations: Go to www.stecharities.org and click on donate or send checks for Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana to address above. †

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