Welcome to Adoption Network’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana resources page. Here you will find information relevant to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, hoping to adopt a baby, or trying to find the perfect family for their baby around Baton Rouge. This guide provides home study resources, adoption agencies, foster care resources, legal information, and hospitals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Additional information can be found on our Louisiana State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Baton Rouge

For adoptive parents, a home study is required. This process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home.

To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page or contact a home study provider in your area:

  • Beacon House Adoption Services
  • 225-753-5551
  • 3975 O'Neal Lane Suite C Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • “The Adoption Home Study (HS) is one of the most important steps toward adoption. It is required by law from your state of residence. It is a detailed written report of your family compiled by a social worker that involves interviews, background checks and the compilation of documentation to show readiness to adopt. The adoption home study provides families with the opportunity to make sure that they understand the adoption process, clearly define their adoption goals, and understand the impact of adoption.”
  • Adoption Home Studies, Inc.
  • 985-264-8982
  • 8054 Summa Ave, Ste A, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • “This agency was created to meet the needs of adopting families in Louisiana by delivering ethical, efficient and quality services as required by the State of Louisiana, the child placing agency/attorney, and for international adoptions, requirements as outlined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.”
  • Open Arms Adoption Services
  • 318-798-7664
  • 7330 Fern Ave #204, Shreveport, LA 71105, USA
  • “We support safe and stable housing and recommend that if you are safe and stable where you are now, that you continue living there where you are comfortable. We will assess your situation as we get to know you and if housing is a need, or if there is a financial or domestic or other crisis, we will work with you and the family you have chosen, to formulate a plan to arrange safe and stable housing.”

Baton Rouge Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Visit our website for guidance and professional aid. Some adoptive families and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption agencies have locations in Baton Rouge and can ensure that you meet all Louisiana requirements as you move through the adoption process:

  • Elizabeth Foundation
  • 225-769-8888
  • 8054 Summa Ave Suite A Baton Rouge LA 70809
  • “Since our opening in 1988, we have placed over 600 babies! Our placement rate is almost double the average rate for other Louisiana adoption agencies. We attribute our exceptional record with the attentiveness and superior service we provide our birthmothers and adoptive parents.”
  • Beacon House Adoption Services
  • 225-753-5551
  • 3975 O'Neal Lane Suite C Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • “The Adoption Home Study (HS) is one of the most important steps toward adoption. It is required by law from your state of residence. It is a detailed written report of your family compiled by a social worker that involves interviews, background checks and the compilation of documentation to show readiness to adopt. The adoption home study provides families with the opportunity to make sure that they understand the adoption process, clearly define their adoption goals, and understand the impact of adoption.”
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • (225) 336-8700
  • 1900 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • “We proclaim the gospel vision of Jesus Christ as our mission by serving the needs of individuals and families, especially the poorest, and working with Church and community for justice, peace, and compassion in society. Since 1965, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has touched the lives of countless individuals of all faiths...maybe your neighbor, a friend, family member or even you.”

Become a Foster Parent in Baton Rouge

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Baton Rouge, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge
  • (225) 928-9398 or (225) 387-0061
  • 3949 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • “Therapeutic Foster Care provides family homes and intensive case management services for children facing challenges that may include behavioral and emotional disorders, educational exceptionalities, medical disabilities and multiple unsuccessful family placements.”
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
  • (225) 342-9922
  • 627 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • “Services include the assessment of families who apply to adopt, matching available children with available homes, preparing children for placement, and providing services to our adoptive children and families before, during, and after placement is made to include provisions of adoption subsidy services to eligible families.”

Hospitals in Baton Rouge

Adoptive parents and expectant mothers must create a hospital plan to ensure that the desires and rights of all parties are respected. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

Legal Considerations

Read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and Louisiana. Visit the Adoption Network Resource Center to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit Louisiana Adoption Laws for more information.

Contact your local courthouse below for additional help.

Local Attractions

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