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Important information about filing an adoption in Louisiana.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN LOUISIANA: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their Louisiana step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.
Completing a stepparent adoption in Louisiana doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.
Adopt your step child in Louisiana. Forms to help do it yourself families to complete their own adoption in Louisiana.

Louisiana step parent adoption

Louisiana stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of Louisiana in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Louisiana and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of Louisiana, including: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe, Alexander, Houma, Marrero, New Iberia, Laplace, Slidell, Prairieville, and every other city in Louisiana.

Important information about filing an adoption in Louisiana.

A stepparent adoption in Louisiana can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:
> New name is established (if desired)
> New birth certificate
> Two legal parents active in the child’s life
> Ability to inherit from adoptive parent
The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child’s new birth certificate will show the child’s new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child’s mother and father.
If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

> Stepmother, or
> Stepfather
A stepparent in Louisiana can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child’s parent.
In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.
Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:
> Abandonment of the child
> Lack of financial support
> Sustained lack of contact
> Abuse or neglect of minor children
> Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child’s consent

In Louisiana, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.
We have listed the address for some of the Louisiana Courts below.

Louisiana Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.
The adoption is fairly simple:
> Complete our online questionnaire
> Review and sign the adoption forms
> Notice the absent parent
> Sign all consents
> Complete background check (if required)
> Complete home-study (if required)
> Attend final adoption hearing
We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in Louisiana


Here is the information for all of the courts in Louisiana that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.


Orleans Civil District Court: Civil Courts Bldg, 421 Loyola Ave., Rm 402, New Orleans, La. 70112 Phone: (504) 592-9100


Bossier; 26th Judicial District Courthouse: Burt Ave., Benton, La. 71006 Phone: (318) 965-2336 Fax: (318) 965-3765


Ouachita Parish Courthouse: 4th Judicial District, 300 St. John St., Monroe, La. 71201 Phone: (318) 323-8441


West Monroe City Court: 2303 North 7th St., West Monroe, La. 71291 Phone: (318) 396-2767


East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court: 222 St. Louis St, Baton Rouge, La. 70802 Phone: (225) 389-4680 Fax: (225) 389-4952


Lafayette 15th Judicial District Courthouse: 800 South Buchanan St., Lafayette, La. 70501 Phone: (337) 233-0150


Calcasieu Parish Family and Juvenile Court: 1001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70602 Phone: (337) 437-3363


Caddo Parish Courthouse: 1st Judicial District Court, 501 Texas St., Shreveport, La. 71101 Phone: (318) 226-6780


Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in Louisiana are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in Louisiana We help families throughout Louisiana complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe, Alexander, Houma, Marrero, New Iberia, Laplace, Slidell, Prairieville, and all the other cities in Louisiana.

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