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Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Shreveport

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Shreveport

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Shreveport, Louisiana or in the Caddo Parish region. If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the Caddo Parish region of Louisiana and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of Louisiana may be found on our Louisiana adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Shreveport, Louisiana

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Caddo Parish region that are in or close to Shreveport are:

Care Pregnancy Center
Mary’s House Pregnancy Care Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Shreveport, Louisiana

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. A Clinic located in or near to Shreveport, Louisiana that provides affordable prenatal care for Caddo Parish residents is:

Women’s Health Clinic

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Louisiana with limited financial resources is provided at Healthy Louisiana and LaMOMS.

Hospitals in Shreveport, Louisiana

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Shreveport, Louisiana region are:

Center for Women’s Health at Willis-Knighton South
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System
Oshner LSU Health Shreveport

Completing the Home Study in Shreveport, Louisiana

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Shreveport, Louisiana or the Caddo Parish region:

Adoption Home Studies of Louisiana
985-264-8982
It is our goal to provide you with a professional service and a ton of encouragement as you undertake this process. The end result will be wonderful!!

Beacon House Adoption Services
225-753-5551
Beacon House Adoption Services has a long tradition of working with adoptive families and birth parents throughout the United States.

Open Arms Adoption Services
318-798-7664
We work with a variety of families as birth mothers have a variety of preferences and connections. We look forward to meeting you and walking with you through your adoption!

Become a Foster Parent in Shreveport, Louisiana

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Shreveport, or the Caddo Parish region of Louisiana you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Louisiana is available on our Louisiana adoption information page.  In addition to the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services , the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the greater Caddo Parish region:

BossierKIDS
Caddo Parish Foster Care

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Louisiana, the Caddo Parish Juvenile Clerks’ Office can provide additional information regarding the finalization process.

Local Attractions

Nestled next to the Red River in the northwest region of Louisiana, Shreveport offers opportunities to enjoy both natural beauty as well as a vibrant entertainment district. Check out these places of interest:

Red River District
R.W Norton Art Gallery and Botanical Garden
Shreveport Aquarium
Shreveport Water Works Museum
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

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