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  • How can I learn more about adoption in Louisiana?

    General information and resources for women about adoption from the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals. Content Detail

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    Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
  • Louisiana's Safe Haven Law- Giving Care of Your Newborn to the State

    Parents have a safe and legal way to give the care of their newborn to the state, without fear of criminal prosecution. The parent can seek to reclaim parental rights within 30 days by contacting the local DCFS office. Read More

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    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • How do I become a foster parent?

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

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    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Louisiana Foster Children in Need of Forever Homes

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is a fostering agency. In some cases, children in foster care need permanent placement in adoptive homes. Content Detail

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    Department of Children & Family Services - State of Louisiana
  • Financial Help for Adoptions & Foster Care - Louisiana State Adoption Assistance Program

    Financial assistance available in Louisiana. Content Detail

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    North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

    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. JFS is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Read More

  • Agenda for Children

    Agenda for Children has served as Louisiana’s statewide child advocacy organization, as well as our region’s leading support organization for early childhood education (children ages 0-8). We work to inform public conversations on children, advocate for better policies that impact children and families, increase access to high quality early care and education, improve the quality of those experiences, and connect people to community resources. Specifically, our work improves child well-being by empowering the adults who have the greatest impact on children’s lives. Content Detail

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    Agenda for Children
  • Child Custody and Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

    When there is an open juvenile court case, a parent or guardian should know that the district court judge deciding a divorce or custody case may have limited power to make orders relating to the child who is subject to the juvenile court case. As this article explains, the juvenile court judge will still have the power to make orders relating to custody in certain kinds of cases. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Life Changes and Health Coverage Choices

    Know Your Benefit Options- What you need to know and do about your health benefits during life changes like when you get married, have children, get divorced, and more. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor