Several years ago, we happened to post a YouTube video: Personal Story– St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Chicago told by John Bridges of the Theater School at DePaul University. Little did we know that immediately, many emails would start to come in from people who were searching online for information about their birth parents and had stumbled onto our website. Those adoption records are now under the administration of Catholic Charities of Chicago, and thankfully we’re able forward the inquiries we receive to Lisa Francis, a social worker in post-adoption services there, who is happy to help.
Lisa wanted to let everyone know that they are finally going to have an “in person” St. Vincent’s Reunion once again this year, for adopted persons who were placed from St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Chicago. The information is below:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES POST ADOPTION SERVICES
Invites you to join us for
St. Vincent’s Reunion Mass and Reception
Sunday, September 18, 2022
721 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654
For those interested in taking tours, they will begin at 10:00am and the last tour will leave at 11:15am
12:00pm – Mass
Reception & Light Lunch after Mass
- Take a guided tour • ask questions • hear stories from when St. Vincent’s was open
- Meet former staff, childcare workers, nurses, and other persons adopted from St. Vincent’s
- See Chapel and original baptismal font
Please RSVP by 9/13/22
Questions? Contact Lisa Francis (312) 655-7093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Vincent’s Orphanage was a ministry of the Daughters of Charity for 91 years. This video features some very moving stories from the staff and from people who were adopted from St. Vincent’s.