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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge proclaims 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.”
The Maternity and Adoption Program fulfills this mission by seeking families and resources for children.
The Heart Gallery presents children who are in the custody and care of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. In partnership with DCFS, Catholic Charities is advocating and recruiting for family resources, mentors, encouragers, and prayers for the children listed in the Heart Gallery. Please email Barbara Thompson or call 225 336 8708 for more information about the Heart Gallery or other opportunities for ministry.
Catholic Charities is recruiting champions for children.
Did you know that 4,281 children are currently in foster care in Louisiana?
600 of these children are available for adoption.
NOW is your time to help - mentor, visit, pray, create a family.
Contact us for more information!
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.
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.