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Child Welfare

Adoption: Out-of-State Certification

You are required to be certified to adopt in accordance with
the laws of your state by doing one of the following:

  • Go to your local child welfare agency (usually no cost), OR
  • Contact a private adoption agency in your state, OR
  • Contact the Louisiana LARE Program Manager at 1-800-259-3428 for instructions if you are interested in adopting a Louisiana child.