Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Change My Mind About The Adoption?

You can change your mind about making an adoption plan at any prior to signing legal paperwork giving consent to adoption. In Louisiana, a woman must wait 3 days after the baby’s birth before she can sign legal documents. We’ll make sure you completely understand your legal rights during every step of the adoption planning process.

What Is An Open Adoption?

Open adoption is one type of plan you can create for yourself and your child. With open adoption, you and the adoptive family exchange identifying information including full names and contact information. You can build a relationship with the adoptive family and your child through phone calls, letters, emails, texts, and visits. Through ongoing contact, you can see for yourself that your child is happy, healthy, and loved and tell them you chose adoption because of your love for them.

Do I Have Rights?

Yes, as an expectant mother (or a mother who’s already given birth) and considering placing your child for adoption, you have rights. You are able to make decisions about your potential adoption plan including choosing the adoptive family and the level of contact/openness that is best for you.


What Adoption Services Do You Provide?

Catholic Charities Adoption Services offers comprehensive adoption planning and maternity services including…

  • Confidential counseling
  • Financial and medical assistance
  • Open adoption services for birth and adoptive families
  • Post-adoption support services