The Adoption Services of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO), is a non-profit adoption agency licensed by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.  CCANO has provided adoption services since the early 1900s and continues in its commitment to serving families created through adoption and adoption-related services. The agency provides services to families of all faiths. The basic criteria for application are that applicants be between 27-45 years of age. If married, it is requested that the applicants be married for at least 3 years. The family income should be adequate to provide for the needs of a child.

The Services We Offer

  • Home Study
  • Home Study Packet with Guidance for Certificates, Medical Forms, Autobiography, Personal References, etc.
  • Assistance in Obtaining Criminal Clearances
  • Adoptive Parent Profile
  • Assistance with a Possible Adoption Tax Credit/Refund
  • Placement and Post-Placement Supervision
  • Finalization
  • Adoption Procedures for International Adoption Services
  • Adoption Procedures for Residence Outside of Louisiana

Other Services

The Adoption Services of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans provides home study and post-adoption services for other agencies, and private and international adoption placements.  Please contact Danna P. Cousins, LCSW-BACS at 504-885-1141 or for more information regarding any of these services.
Anyone desiring further adoption information should contact:
Danna P. Cousins, LCSW-BACS
Program Director
Adoption Services
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
4200 S. I-10 Service Road, W.
Suite 124
Metairie, LA 70001