- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Louisiana.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Louisiana.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Schedule for mandatory MAPP pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Louisiana.
- Steps to Adoption
How to begin the foster care adoption process in Louisiana.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Louisiana Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DSS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Louisiana.
- Heart Gallery of Northeast Louisiana
Heart Gallery featuring Louisiana’s waiting children.
- WWK Recruiter
Scroll down and click on Louisiana to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Louisiana children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in Louisiana, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Louisiana to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Louisiana, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Carrie B. Lemon Adger Scholarship Requirements & Form
This Scholarship is available to foster and adopted youth in the Shreveport Region, who are seeking to continue their education beyond high school, at either a vocational school or college/university.
- LFAPA Scholarship Program Form
Form for the LFAPA Scholarship. The scholarship is available to foster and adopted youth who are seeking to further their education beyond high school at either a vocational school or college/university.
- LFAPA Scholarship Program Requirements
Scholarships are available for foster and adopted children who are seeking to further their education beyond high school, including vocational training and college or university studies.
- Linda W. Christmas Scholarship Requirements & Form
This Scholarship is available to foster and adopted youth in the Monrow Region, comprised of the following parishes: Lincoln, Union, Quachita, Morehouse, Richland, Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Madison, Franklin, and Tensas. This scholarship is available to youth seeking to further their education beyond high school, including vocational schools and college/university studies.
- Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Provides resources and information to foster and adoptive parents in Louisiana.
- Mental Health Services
Office of Behavioral Health offers mental health services to families, including crisis intervention and family support services.
- Nancy Miller Memorial Scholarship Requirements & Form
Requirements and form for the Nancy Miller Scholarship. The scholarship is available to foster and adopted youth who are seeking to continue their education beyond high school, including vocational school, and college or university studies.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Louisiana
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled a list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.