Our mission, consistent with Catholic teaching, is to place children for adoption in loving, stable homes where they can grow, and families can thrive.

By presenting Adoption as an Option, Birth Mothers are empowered to choose the life they want for their babies. 

Services To Birth Parents Include:
  • Support services throughout pregnancy
  • Nutrition, prenatal, postnatal education
  • Referrals to needed medical and community resources
  • Access to support groups
  • Facilitation of relationship with prospective adoptive parents

Services to Adoptive Parents include:
  • Home Study Writing
  • Profile writing guidance
  • Matching Services
  • Placement Services
  • Post Placement Services through Finalization of Adoption

• 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.

Serving all 36 counties within the Diocese

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Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.


Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.


Administrative Office • The Regas Building • 318 N. Gay Street, Ste. 100 • Knoxville, TN 37917 • 865-524-9896