A. Catholic Charities has no rule against adoption by a single parent, so I’m not sure whether you were told that or just assumed it. (The Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, for example, specifies on its website, “Single parents are eligible to become adoptive applicants for some programs. Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services understands that a good home can be provided by a single parent.”)
While a two-parent home is the ideal, single parents can indeed offer children the love and stability they need to develop and flourish. A prospective parent’s health, though, is one of the factors taken into account in the placement decision, since raising a child can be a demanding task. I would suggest that you speak directly to the Catholic Charities office in your area and explain your situation, perhaps bolstered by a doctor’s certificate of your readiness to be a parent.
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