Catholic Charities provides domestic and inter-country adoption services to children and families. We place children from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds with their forever families.
EXPECTANT PARENTS: We care about you and your baby, and we are here to help regardless of whether you choose to parent your child or to make an adoption plan. Our services are always free to expectant parents whether you are considering adoption or just seeking information. We work with pregnant women, birth mothers, birth fathers, and families interested in adoption. We also assist pregnant women who are looking for ways and resources to parent and care for their children. Click here to learn more about our Pregnancy Services.
POTENTIAL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES: Our staff is committed to helping you find the adoption option that is right for you. We provide you with the information and support needed during your adoption journey. Click here to learn more about our Adoption programs.
Interested in learning more about adoptions? Attend one of our ADOPTION MATTERS workshops, a presentation covering all aspects of finding families for children. Many are intimidated about the process and not sure where to start. Come hear our experienced social workers demystify the journey toward a successful adoption and building happy families by registering for one of our workshops.
Contact Us: (225) 336-8708 or click here to send an email.
This year Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge celebrates our 50th year providing adoption services to our community. We would like to invite you to celebrate with us by sharing your adoption-related stories and experiences.
If your family has been touched by adoption through Catholic Charities, we would love to hear about it from your perspective as an adopted person, an adoptive parent, a birth parent, or anyone in the adoption constellation.
Also, please let us know if you would be willing to share your story in person.
Please note that a media release is required, so that we may share your story.
On October 6th, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School hosted a baby shower to benefit Catholic Charities' Sanctuary for Life program. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sherri Montagnino and the student members of Mary's Club for their generosity and support. Thank you!
All donations support our Sanctuary for Life and maternity clients.
Often when we meet an adoptive parent, or any member of an adoptive family, we are prompted to say "It was God's plan" (or some version thereof), in response to their story. While we may mean it to be encouraging or complimentary, it may not always be perceived that way by the person who hears it
The following story from the Mommy Means It blog, gives us another perspective.
On the day that my husband and I decided we were ready to start our family, I wrote about it in a journal. Many years later, when our family was complete, I re-read that journal and was shocked to see that the entry about starting a family was written on the exact day and year our eldest child was born in Haiti.