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  • 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL)

    PCAL's mission is prevention of child abuse and neglect. The organization sponsors the KIDLINE hotline (1-800-CHILDREN). From PCAL's site: "anonymous, toll-free, statewide telephone service offering crisis intervention, support, parenting information and referrals to community resources within the state of Louisiana." Content Detail

    By:
    PCAL
  • An Introduction to Foster Care

    See this video to learn more about foster care. Content Detail

    By:
    Children's Law Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • Coming of Age in Louisiana -- Road Map to Adulthood

    What happens as you turn 18? Find out about what rights and responsibilities you have when it comes to voting, marriage, military service, driving, jury duty and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Louisiana
  • 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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)
  • 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

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    American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association
  • NINELINE: Crisis Counseling for Homeless Kids

    Here is information about Covenant House's crisis counseling hotline for homeless youth: 800-999-9999. From their website: "NINELINE (800-999-9999) is a free, confidential crisis hotline that operates 365 days a year, 2pm-midnight across all time zones. Acercatel (01-800-110-1010) our telephone hotline in Mexico is also available to homeless kids struggling to survive. NINELINE is also available on the Internet at www.NINELINE.org. Here, young people can submit questions via e-mail or participate in forum conversations monitored by NINELINE counselors." Content Detail

    By:
    Covenant House
  • What You Should Know about Custody

    Frequently asked questions and answers about custody issues. Read More

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
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    Spanish / Español
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