Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is a social service organization that responds to persons in need and works to achieve justice in our society. Serving 30 counties in northeast Iowa, the programs of Catholic Charities include Mental Health Counseling, Post Adoption Search, Affordable Housing, Jail and Prison Ministry, Refugee Resettlement, Immigration Legal Services, Pathway Partners, and Disaster Services. Catholic Charities' services are personal and confidential, and are provided to anyone in need living in the geographic area of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.


1502_Martha Earney_Post Adoption Search
“" their first letters my birth parents both said ‘We made this decision out of love.’ It was very self-less. They made that decision based on what was best for me, not necessarily what was best or easiest for them...they wouldn’t see my first steps, the first time I rolled over — so they had to have a lot of faith that my adoptive parents would love me just like they loved me. It’s probably the most powerful selfless gift that they could give me and one that was given out of love. I am very blessed that both my birth parents were open to contact. Being able to express to them my thanks for giving me the gift of life and making an incredibly selfless decision with my best interest in mind was a really powerful experience. Not everyone can say that they have two sets of parents who love them like I do!””
Martha, Client
Post-Adoption Search