Post Adoption Services

Providing support and resources to those in any part of the adoption circle.

Connecting and strengthening families.

Through our Post Adoption Services, help is available to all members of the adoption circle; adopted persons, birth families and adoptive families. We provide ongoing support through what is often a complex and emotional journey.
If you are adopted or if you are the birth family, the search for birth relatives can be life changing. At Catholic Charities, our staff have the knowledge and expertise to advise you of Nebraska state statutes regarding search and reunion, and will act as sensitive intermediaries.

Share Your Story

Have a connection to St. James Orphanage? Were you or someone you know adopted from St. James? We want to hear and share your experience!

As we approach our 100th year anniversary, we want to collect as many stories as we can about our history and pay our respects to how Catholic Charities started!

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Post Adoption Services

  • Services Provided

    Services Provided

    Although Catholic Charities officially started in 1926 as St. James Orphanage, we also have records from Sisters of Mercy and the Good Shepherd Convent back to 1870.

    Services range from assistance provided to families during their child’s early years, to researching files and providing social/medical histories, to search and reunion services. We assist with search for families where adoption did not occur as well.

    For questions or inquiries please contact Wendy Spetman at (402) 829-9255 or wendys@ccomaha.org

  • History of Catholic Charities

    History of Catholic Charities

    In 1926, Catholic Charities of Omaha began, establishing an organization that would empower human dignity for the century to come. In the earliest years, Catholic Charities offered relief to Catholic families, many of whom experienced hardship during the Great Depression and drought, while establishing St. James Orphanage, a home for children whose parents weren’t able to care for them.

Services Provided

Although Catholic Charities officially started in 1926 as St. James Orphanage, we also have records from Sisters of Mercy and the Good Shepherd Convent back to 1870.

Services range from assistance provided to families during their child’s early years, to researching files and providing social/medical histories, to search and reunion services. We assist with search for families where adoption did not occur as well.

For questions or inquiries please contact Wendy Spetman at (402) 829-9255 or wendys@ccomaha.org

History of Catholic Charities

In 1926, Catholic Charities of Omaha began, establishing an organization that would empower human dignity for the century to come. In the earliest years, Catholic Charities offered relief to Catholic families, many of whom experienced hardship during the Great Depression and drought, while establishing St. James Orphanage, a home for children whose parents weren’t able to care for them.

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