Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption

The Holy Family depicted in a painting titled
Each day focuses on a different group of people whose lives are touched by adoption and includes adifferent Scripture passage, as well as prayers and petitions. 

This novena can be reproduced for free without alteration either from the 2016-17 resource guide or from the downloadable version (en español).


Prayer Guide


Intercession: May God bless all those for whom adoption is part of their life story.

A brief reflection, suggested actions, and additional information is available to share!

Although produced as the March 2017 issue of Pray for Life, this prayer guide can be adapted for use at any time.



Intercessory Prayers for Life: Adoption



Adoption is a loving and generous way for a child to be welcomed as part of a family.

Let us pray for all those who lives are touched by adoption.



Quick Reference Information

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Simple Supplements: Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption*

Sections include:

From the Popes
USCCB Resources
Real People, Real Life
Did You Know?
Related Works of Mercy

*The resource guide, which has a "Simple Supplements" section for all the 2016-17 Respect Life Program brochures, can be ordered in English or downloaded in either English or Spanish.


Images and Captions

Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption


Images inspired by the article Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption can be used online or in print.* Suggested captions are available in either English or Spanish.

*You are welcome to use the images on the condition they are used in their entirety with no alterations or changes other than adjustment in size. (guidelines)




Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption

An Adoption Love Story

The Blessing of "Unanswered Prayers": An Adoption Story

The Family in Service of Life: An Adoption Story