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.
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will be conducting FREE Child Safety Seat Check events across Louisiana this Saturday, September 20, 2014 in order to reduce the number of children injured and killed in motor vehicle crashes.
PLEASE NOTE: Troop A provides FREE car seat safety checks every Tuesday from 9am-3pm. Troop A is located in East Baton Rouge Parish at the intersection of Highland Road and Interstate 10.
The watering down of the English language is a growing trend in society today. Our language is continually evolving (and not always for the better). The word adopt is one of these casualties. For years it has been trivialized by advertisers, charities, and fundraisers, so much so, that when we hear the word “adopt” it is often associated with pet rescues. As a matter of fact when you type the word adopt into a Google search, “adopt a pet” is the first option listed. Adopt a child is 4th on that list.
We can adopt pets, wild animals, trees, soldiers, stars, highways, potholes and even entire families during the holiday season. Using “adopt-a-fill in the blank” to promote a fundraiser or program, misuses a very special and powerful word, and adds to the public’s misconceptions about adoption. It also does a disservice to adoptive families everywhere.
Adoption is permanent. It is a full and final legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities and creates a sacred, legal, and everlasting bond between a child and parent. When a child is adopted, he or she becomes a permanent part of a family. In honor of adoptive families everywhere, let us use the word adopt as it was intended. The term “sponsor-a-fill in the blank” is an ideal alternative and successfully conveys to donors and volunteers that a program needs support.
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The Center for Adoption Support & Education (C.A.S.E) is offering an empowering and inspiring webinar series called Strengthening Your Family. 150 FREE registrations are available for each webinar and includes extended access to a recorded broadcast of each live webinar!
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.”Read more...