International Adoption – Louisiana

Louisiana State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Louisiana.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

Department of Social Services

Secretary of State

The fee for an apostille or authentication are $10.00 since they are adoption documents

Link to Louisiana Secretary of State:

Louisiana Secretary of State Commissions Division
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA, 70804-9125
(225) 922-0330

Requests should include a daytime phone number and name of the country the documents are going to.

If you are using a courier to send document please include a pre-paid mailing envelope or a completed return label with the customer’s account number must be provided for us to have the certified documents returned by courier.

Vital Records and Health Services

Louisiana Vital Records Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
(504) 219-4500

State Police Check

Louisiana Public Safety & Corrections

USCIS Office

District Director, USCIS
2424 Edenbom Avenue, Suite 300
Metairie, La 70001

Closed on Fridays

Fingerprint offices:

Dallas, Texas:
USCIS Application Support Center
7334 South Westmoreland Road
Dallas, TX 75237-2908

Houston, Texas:
USCIS Application Support Center Corum Plaza
8505 Gulf Freeway Suite D
Houston, TX 77017-5043

Metairie, Louisiana:
Metairie Centre
Suite 300 (Third Floor) 2424 Edenborn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001

*These above offices serve all of the state of Louisiana

Home Study providers

Catholic Charities Archdiocese
of New Orleans

1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 1200
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113-1916
(504) 523-3755

Catholic Social Services of Houma
– Thibodaux

P.O. Box 3894
Houma, Louisiana 70360
(504) 876-0490

Catholic Social Services of Lafayette
1408 Carmel Avenue
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
(337) 261-5654

Jewish Childrens Regional Service
of Jewish Childrens Home

5342 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 202
PO Box 15225
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
(504) 899-1595

Jewish Family Service
of Greater New Orleans

3330 W. Esplanade Avenue S., Suite 600
Metairie, Louisiana 70002-3454
(504) 831-8475

Volunteers of America
Greater Baton Rouge at Lake Charles

340 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
(318) 497-0034

Volunteers of America
– Maternity/Adoption Services

3939 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 203
Metairie, Louisiana 70002
(504) 835-3005

Volunteers of America
of North Louisiana
360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
(318) 221-5000

Post-Adoption Lawyers

Stephenson, Matthews, Chavarri
& Lambert, L.L.C

Suite 2305, 2 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tel: 504-523-6496
Fax: 504-525-2846

Steven E. Bain, Attorney at Law, L.L.C.
2900 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163-2900
Tel: 504-585-7942

Ellen Cronon Badeaux, LLC
4833 Conti St., Suite 107
New Orleans, LA 70119
Tel: 504-488-1144
Fax: 504-488-8050

W. Paul Weidig, Attorney at Law
500 Clearview Parkway
Metairie, LA 70001
Tel: 504-454-2174
Fax: 504-454-2175

Salley & Salley, Attorney at Law, L.L.C Suite 510, 3445 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002-3531
Tel: 504-837-5499
Fax: 504-837-5411

Greg Gouner
Suite A-4, 11715 Bricksome Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Tel: 225-293-6200
Fax: 225-293-8954

Steve LeBlanc, Ltd. APLC
8708 Jefferson Hwy., Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Tel: 225-924-1700
Fax: 225-924-2500

Adoption support groups

FCC Louisiana
FCCL, PO Box 7362
Metairie, LA 70010-7362
Phone: 985-798-7339
Web Site:

The Casey Family Program
Baton Rouge Division
3045 Westfork Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Tel: 504-293-4555
Fax: 504-293-4070

Louisiana Eastern European Adoptive Families

Childhood Centers and Programs

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office
for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
628 North Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3117
Phone 1.225.342.0095
Toll Free 1.866.783.5553
Fax 1.225.342.8823
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