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  • Catholic Charities

    From the organization's site: "Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans provides hope, help and loving care for the most vulnerable and needy in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans." * * * "Catholic Charities services are rooted in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, with food and nutrition services benefiting the entire state of Louisiana. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, hungry, the elderly, at-risk youth, pregnant women, individuals with developmental delays, and many more." Content Detail

  • Financial Help for Adoptions & Foster Care

    Financial assistance available in Louisiana. Content Detail

    By:
    North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • Giving Up A Child For Adoption: Louisiana's Safe Haven Law

    Parents have a safe and legal way to give the care of their newborn to the state, without fear of criminal prosecution. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Intrafamily adoption

    Learn more from this video presentation. Read More

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

    From the organization's site: "Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.... Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana." "JFS helps the community strengthen the family and the individual to reach their full potential through various programs and services including: providing individual and group counseling, educating our young people about depression and suicide prevention, promoting independence for the elderly, providing case management, and assisting in adoptions." Content Detail

  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

    Link to the website of the state agency that runs these programs: food stamps, welfare, kinship care subsidies, foster care, child support, disability rehabilitation, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Social Services (now Department of Children and Family Services)
  • You and Adoption

    General information and resources about adoption from this Louisiana state agency. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
  • Foster Care -- An Introduction

    See this video about foster care in Louisiana, from the Children's Law Committtee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Content Detail

  • Foster Parenting

    Information and resources about being a foster parent, about children who need foster homes, certification and support resources. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Guide

    Information about custody, visitation, provisional custody by mandate, adoption, and other legal issues that face grandparents. The guide also has a list of helpful contacts. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project
  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

    Print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    Children's Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • LousianaFreeLegalAnswers

    Information from the American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association about their site: http://la.freelegalanswers.org/ See if you qualify Answer a few questions to see if you qualify to use this service. Ask a question Ask our volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue. Check your email You'll receive an email telling you when your question receives a response. Log back in See the response to your question; ask more questions. Read More

    By:
    American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association
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