Catholic Charities: Providing Help, Creating Hope.

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.


Catholic Charities one of handful in Louisiana ready to meet tightened International Adoption Standards

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) will be one of the few adoption agencies in the State able to help parents wanting to adopt children from other countries when a new law takes effect on July 14.

“This new law expands the protections afforded under The Hague to prevent the abduction, exploitation and selling of children in Non-Hague Countries,” said Paula Davis, LCSW, CCDBR’s Clinical Director. “These safeguards protect most importantly, children, but also prevent the future heartbreak of birth families and adoptive families.” 


Sanctuary for Life Provides Refuge During Pregnancy

Victoria leaves home at 4:30 in the morning and returns about 9 at night. She is holding down two jobs, trying to save her money. She doesn't want for the baby girl she is expecting in December to grow up in the way she did.

Victoria never had a permanent place to rest her head. She lived from shelter to shelter, project to project, house trailer to house trailer. Meals were rare, sometimes scrounged from a garbage can.

At the age of 9, Victoria and her siblings were removed from their birth mother’s care, split up and placed in foster homes.

Again she moved around. She lived in one foster home for several years, but was removed when authorities realized the foster parents were heavily medicating the children. “We were like zombies,” Victoria said. After that, she kept running away from foster homes, five in all.

Eventually she found herself pregnant with no place to go. In stepped Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

To read more, click here to read the full article in the Catholic Commentator.

In Conjunction with National Adoption Month Celebration

CCDIOBR Maternity & Adoption Department Honors Mike and Vicki Hoormann

Vicki and Mike Hoormann had been praying to find a ministry in which they could serve together as a couple. Their desire to help the Catholic community fit perfectly with the need of the Maternity and Adoption Department of Catholic Charities who was searching for families to provide temporary care for newborn infants awaiting their permanent adoptive homes.  In May of 2007, they responded to a request for boarding families and from that moment on the Hoormanns became an important part of the Catholic Charities family. Although caring for a newborn is a difficult task, Vicki and Mike believe being a boarding care family is their ministerial calling and they are perfect for the job.

After completing the homestudy process, Vicki and Mike welcomed their first infant into their home in July of 2007. Since that time, they have had sixteen babies in their home. Each time they are called to serve, they lovingly accept this great responsibility. Not only do they build strong bonds with the babies they care for, but they also build relationships with the parents. They welcome the new parents into their hearts, their homes, and their lives.  They serve as a bridge connecting parents to the priceless details of their babies first few days in the world.

The Hoormanns enable Catholic Charities Maternity and Adoption Department to serve birth parents, adoptive parents, and, most importantly, children. We are most grateful to Vicki and Mike for their years of service, sleepless nights and selfless love given to infants in need. Please join us in honoring Mike and Vickie Hoormann.

Thompson Named Angel in Adoption

Upon the recommendation of Rep. Bill Cassidy, Barbara Thompson was honored with the prestigious Angel in Adoption award. She is seen receiving her award from Congressman Cassidy and David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director.


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