Louisiana.gov logo

The Louisiana.gov Services Directory is a consolidated and comprehensive online directory of services provided by state government to citizens and businesses. Services include licenses and permits, certifications, registrations, filings, publications, e-mail offerings, databases, and information resources. Questions? Ask Louise

Information current as of Oct. 28, 2014.
Adoption Services

 Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Office

The Child Welfare Office of the Department of Children and Family Services Adoption Program seeks adoptive home placement of children who are in the Department of Children & Family Services’ custody and are legally free for adoption.

Services include the assessment of families who apply to adopt, matching available children with available homes, preparing children for placement, and providing services to our adoptive children and families before, during, and after placement is made to include provisions of adoption subsidy services to eligible families.

Determining If You Are Ready To Adopt:

Foster/Adoptive Certification Information for Louisiana Residents

Adoptive Certification Information for Out-of-State Residents

Additional information & Support Services

Contact Information
Bruce Daniels, Section Administrator
( 225 ) 342 - 0784
Child Welfare State Office
Physical Address
627 N 4th Street
3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 - 3318
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 0784
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed