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Information current as of May 6, 2013.
Adoption Reunion Registry

Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Office

The Louisiana Adoption Registry is a registry established by the Department of Children and Family Services to facilitate voluntary contact between adult adoptees, their birth parents and/or siblings.

Who may register?
The following people are eligible to use the Registry: an adopted person who is at least 18 years of age, a biological parent, a biological sibling who is at least 18 years of age, a parent or sibling or descendant (or his parent if a minor) of a deceased biological parent, an adoptive parent of a minor adopted child, and an adoptive parent or descendant of a deceased adopted person, (or his parent if a minor).

How do I get on the registry?
To register, call 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578), choose your language and then select options 6-4-2 or visit www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/registry to request a registration packet. The packet includes all necessary forms and instructions. Registration will occur upon receipt of completed registration packet information and the one time $25.00 registration fee. Registration remains in effect indefinitely, unless withdrawn by registrant's written request.

Send written inquiries to:
The Louisiana Adoption Voluntary Registry
P.O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

What happens if there is a match?
If after registration there should be a match, both parties will be required to complete one hour of counseling. Upon receipt of the completed counseling forms from both parties, the Registry will submit a written letter to the counselor of the adopted person (or the party representing him if he is a minor or is deceased) providing the details of the match. This counselor shall then contact the matched registered parties in a careful and confidential manner to give them the information to contact each otherIf after registration there should be a match, both parties will be required to complete one hour of counseling. Upon receipt of the completed counseling forms from both parties, the Registry will submit a written letter to the counselor of the adopted person (or the party representing him if he is a minor or is deceased) providing the details of the match. This counselor shall then contact the matched registered parties in a careful and confidential manner to give them the information to contact each other.
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Will the Department of Children and families help me search?
No. The Louisiana Adoption Voluntary Registry is a "passive" match registry and does not search. All contacts through the Registry are by voluntary mutual consent.

If I'm registered, will the Department of Children and families tell me if the person I'm seeking contact with is deceased?
In any case where one or both of the birth parents are deceased, or where the adopted person is deceased and this fact is known by the Voluntary Registry, this information shall be disclosed to any person who has registered.

For additional information, call toll-free 1-888-LAHELP-U (1888-524-3578)
 


Contact Information
Susan Bueche
( 225 ) 342 - 9922
Locations
Child Welfare State Office
Physical Address
627 N 4th Street
3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 - 3318
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 0784
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed