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: http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/134/Default.aspx

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
Email: NOL.Adoption@dhs.gov

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