Those considering adoption often wonder where to find local adoption agencies, home study providers, and other resources in their area. Whether you are making an adoption plan as hopeful parents or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, the following information includes Metairie adoption agencies, foster care resources and home study professionals to help you get started.
For more information about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes, visit our Adoption in Louisiana page.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Metairie
Local adoption professionals can be a great source of information for adoptive families and prospective birth parents. If you are interested in working with an adoption professional near you, these Metairie area professionals can provide the information and services you need through every step of the adoption process:
Additional adoption and foster care resources for Metairie may be found in nearby New Orleans, Louisiana.
Become a Foster Parent in Metairie
If you are considering becoming a foster parent or adding to your family through foster care adoption, these local agencies and resources can provide information about foster care in Metairie:
Additional foster care information and resources are available on our state adoption information page or through the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services.
Metairie Home Study Services
Every adoptive family in Metairie must complete the Louisiana home study before a child can be placed in their care. Whether you are fostering or adopting, the home study ensures you are ready to provide a safe and stable home for a child.
Information about the home study process is available on our Louisiana Adoption page. The following home study providers can provide additional information about completing the home study in your state:
- Grace International Adoption Agency
Grace International writes home studies for domestic and international adoptions and travels to all parts of Louisiana.
- Beacon House Adoption Services
Beacon House Adoption Services is a licensed 501c3 nonprofit adoption agency that offers domestic adoption home study services.
- Adoption Home Studies, Inc.
Mary Marrs is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Louisiana offering adoption home studies and post-placement services.
- Open Arms Adoption Services
Open Arms Adoption Services offers domestic and international adoption home studies, home study updates and post-placement supervision.
Hospitals in Metairie
When it is time to finally meet the new baby, a hospital plan will be in place to determine who is in the delivery room, how much time the adoptive and birth parents will spend with the baby at the hospital, and more.
As a prospective birth mother, you will have an opportunity that details your desires for your hospital stay. Your adoption professional will work with you and coordinate with the hospital to make them aware of your plan.
As you consider your hospital plan, find information about some Metairie maternity hospitals below:
- East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
- Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
4700 South I-10 Service Rd. W
Metairie, LA 70001
- Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Prospective birth parents and adoptive families in Metairie are often interested in Louisiana adoption laws, qualifications and processes.
For detailed information about adoption laws in Metairie and throughout the state, visit our Louisiana adoption information page. Below, find an overview of some of the areas of adoption that are regulated by state laws.
Laws for Birth Parents:
For prospective birth parents, the most important legal process in adoption is consent and relinquishment. If you are considering adoption for your baby in Metairie, you can learn about adoption consent, relinquishment and birth father rights in Louisiana here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
All prospective adoptive parents in Louisiana must meet certain requirements to adopt, complete a Louisiana home study and follow all laws regulating adoption expenses, advertising, and more. More information about the legal adoption process in Louisiana is available here.
The final stage of the legal adoption process is the finalization of the adoption, which will be completed in court. If you are adopting in Metairie, Louisiana, find additional information about adopting in Jefferson Parish.
Things to do in Metairie
There are many things to do and see in the Metairie area. If your adoption plans bring you to Metairie, either to meet with prospective birth parents or to wait for ICPC clearances, consider visiting the following attractions during your stay: