This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you are considering adoption for your baby, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in the East Baton Rouge Parish region of Louisiana who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

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

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Baton Rouge, 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 distribute contraceptives. Many are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the East Baton Rouge Parish region are:

Care Pregnancy Clinic
Know For Sure
Women’s Help Center
Women’s New Life Clinic

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics located in Baton Rouge that provide prenatal care for those in East Baton Rouge Parish are:

Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative
Planned Parenthood
Primary Care for Women

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Louisiana to women with limited financial resources may be found at Healthy Louisiana.

Hospitals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals serving the Baton Rouge, Louisiana region that offer a Birthing Center are:

Baton Rouge General
Oschner Family Birthing Center
Woman’s Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Baton Rouge and the East Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Baton Rouge, or the East Baton Rouge Parish region of Louisiana you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required by 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 Louisiana Fosters and the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services, the local foster care agency listed below provides additional information and services for foster parents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge

Court Information

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Louisiana, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The office of the Clerk of the East Baton Rouge District Court can provide additional information regarding the finalization process in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and all of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Local Attractions

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