This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to New Orleans, 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans, 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 Center in New Orleans, Louisiana is:

Woman’s New Life Clinic
Additionally, the location in New Orleans also provides pregnancy testing.

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans that provide prenatal care are:

EXCELth
Pete Sanchez Center
Planned Parenthood
St. Thomas Community Health (Multiple Locations)
Tulane Drop-In Clinic (Up to age 23)

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. and Healthy Start New Orleans.

Hospitals in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans, Louisiana region that offer a Birthing Center are:

Ochsner Baptist Women’s Pavilion
The Family Birthing Center at Touro LCMC Health
Tulane Lakeside Hospital
University Medical Center New Orleans

Completing the Home Study in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans and the Orleans 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 New Orleans, 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 New Orleans, or the Orleans Parish area 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. The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in New Orleans, Louisiana:

Boys Town
Crossroads NOLA
Raintree Children and Family Services

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 Orleans Parish Civil District Court can provide additional information regarding the finalization process in New Orleans, Louisiana and all of Orleans Parish.

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