Mission Statement

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.

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We value each 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 Pregnancy & Adoption Services Newsletter keeps you informed on the needs and services for women in our community experiencing unplanned pregnancies or who may be considering adoption.

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Our History

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

Material Assistance

Post-Abortion Counseling