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Adoption - Louisiana Foster Children In Need of Forever Homes

Orientation, Pre-service Trainings Postponed

Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all in-person Foster Parent Orientations and Pre-service trainings have has been postponed. DCFS will provide updates as they become available.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call your regional DCFS Home Development office for program orientation information.

Expand Your Family Through 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


Questions? Contact our Adoption staff at