Catholic Charities is the social service organization of the Archdiocese of Dubuque that responds to changing social needs in order to provide help and create hope for the most poor and vulnerable. We help anyone in need, regardless of faith or background, and believe that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Our mission is to reduce poverty, strengthen families and empower communities in the 30 most northeast counties of Iowa.
“"...in 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!””