Louisiana Adoption Attorneys, Terri Hoover Odom and her associate, Emily Saska (formerly Emily Debnam), are ready to help you today!  If you're not ready to be a parent, we know people who are.  The choice is YOURS!


An unplanned pregnancy is a scary and confusing time. There is so much to think about and so many decisions to make.  We are here for you.


We have two office locations, one in North Louisiana, in West Monroe, and our South Louisiana Office in Baton Rouge. Our offices facilitate various types of adoption, including: private adoptions, intra-family adoptions, adult adoptions, and state agency adoptions.


We look forward to helping you grow your family through adoption. Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

Waiting Families

Click here to read about some of our precious

 clients waiting to grow thier families through adoption.

American Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) is an organization of nearly 500 highly vetted attorneys dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and assisted reproduction law.  Terri and Emily both are Adoption Section members of the Academy.

 Private Adoption

Private Adoption involves  a child, frequently a newborn, that is being placed for adoption by his or her biological parents into the care of non-relatives.  This type of adoption often involves working with the expectant mother during her pregnancy.

Intrafamily Adoption

Intrafamily Adoption involves the adoption of a relative, most commonly a stepchild, however any blood or marital relationship may establish grounds for an intrafamily adoption.

State Agency Adoption

State Agency (DCFS) adoptions involve  foster children, in custody of DCFS, being formally adopted by their foster parents.

Material presented on the Center for Adoption website is intended for information purposes only.

It is not intended as professional advice and should not be construed as such.

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