Child Welfare Services

Foster Care & Adoption

Catholic Social Services of the U.P. believes that every child deserves a loving family. CSSUP has been bringing families together since 1915. CSSUP makes the adoption process simple by walking you through the process step-by-step, always keeping you informed.

If you are interested in Foster to Adopt or Child Welfare Adoption, please contact:

Mary Sparapani   I   (906) 282-4605

If you are interested in private adoption, please contact:

Diane Tryan    I   (906) 786-7212 Ext. 2005 or (906) 828-5003


Will you be the Foster Home we are waiting for?

Currently, there is a high demand for foster homes that will accommodate and be made accessible for sibling groups and older children.

SIBLING GROUPS: Keeping families – sisters and brothers – together is an important part of child development.  We need homes with space and room in their hearts for the possibility of being placed with 2… 3… 4 children at one time.  Child welfare workers work extra hard to keep siblings together, and CSSUP is calling on our U.P. community to help us make this possible! 

OLDER CHILDREN: Those especially feeling lost and forgotten.  The older children placed in foster care are often our most vulnerable.  We need homes willing to finally be that stable, safe place they need to grow and develop.

If you are willing to take that big step to help a member of your community in need, please contact us at (906) 828-5003