Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.

Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana region. If you are considering putting your baby up for adoption, 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 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 in other areas 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. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are:

Pregnancy Clinics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Pregnancy 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. The providers of affordable prenatal care in Baton Rouge and throughout East Baton Rouge Parish are:

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

Hospitals Serving Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Baton Rouge and the surrounding region of Louisiana that offer birthing centers are:

Completing the Home Study in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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 and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Baton Rouge area:

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

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Baton Rouge or the East Baton Rouge Parish surrounding region may do so by contacting the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Louisiana, the office of the Clerk of the East Baton Rouge District Court can provide additional information regarding the finalization process.

Local Attractions

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