Our mission, consistent with Catholic teaching, is to place children for adoption in loving, stable homes where they can grow, and families can thrive.
Every child has a right to life from the first moment of conception.
The best interest of the child is our guiding principle in all decisions.
An adoption plan designed by the Birth Parents should provide a loving stable home which promotes the child’s development and spiritual growth.
Openness among the participants of the adoption triangle is desirable.
Ongoing outreach and education shall be key facets of the program.
Our services are guided by the State of Tennessee Child Placing licensing standards and are regularly reviewed and evaluated.
All services are provided consistent with Church teaching on God’s design and plan for the human family.
Meet the Team
Adoptive Parent Case Manager
Birth Parent Case Manager
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We value each and every one of our partners, friends, and community members who help bring hope to those in need during difficult times in their lives. We hope that our quarterly newsletter, A Loving Option Update, keeps you informed on the needs and services for women in our community experiencing unplanned pregnancies and considering adoption. We will never use it to solicit financial or in-kind donations and you can opt out of this newsletter at any time.
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A Loving Option Adoption is a program under Catholic Charities of East Tennessee serving all 36 counties within the Knoxville Diocese. A Loving Option Adoption launched in July 2022 as an expansion of Catholic Charities existing Pregnancy Help Center Services. For over 20 years, Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center has assisted anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy with non-judgmental support and resources to navigate their pregnancy options.
With six locations to serve you throughout East Tennessee, the Pregnancy Help Center Provides:
24 Hour Helpline
Free Pregnancy Testing
Friendship & Emotional Support
Non-Judgmental & Caring Advice
Medical, Legal & Community Referrals
Pregnancy & Prenatal Information
Adoption Information & Services
Pregnancy Options Information
Pregnancy & Parenting Education