"Dear Adopted Family, it was devastating when I found out I was pregnant, but I stayed on my knees and asked the Lord for strength to get through the next six months. The end result, He blessed me with Mrs. Terri, you and most beautiful of all, a baby to become the love of your lives."
If you are interested in opening a file as a prospective adoptive couple there are several things you must do:
1. Please print out the:
or call our office
Toll Free at 1-800-286-6046 or 1-318-387-8811 or 225-448-5883
to have an application mailed to you.
2. Mail the completed application, along with a recent snapshot of your family, a homestudy (if available), and a check in the amount of $1,500.00**, which represents the opening of your file to:
West Monroe Office:
Terri H. Odom, Attorney at Law
500 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Baton Rouge Office
Emily M. Debnam, Attorney at Law
1055 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
METHODS OF PAYMENT: You may also pay your application fee using the LawPay credit card service or wiring the fee as indicated on our "Make a Payment" page. Click here: Pay Application Fee
3. Upon our receipt of the above items, we will call to schedule your appointment with Mrs. Terri or Ms. Emily. In your initial meeting, one of the attorneys will discuss the adoption process, our services, your couple profile, opportunities to be a Featured Couple on this website, and advertising.
4. After your initial meeting, you may call our office at any time to discuss the completion of your couple profile or advertising.
Thank you for your interest in this wonderful process, and we look forward to talking with you in the future!
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Terri H. Odom does not necessarily sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of the materials appearing in such sites.
**This fee includes an hour-long informational in-person meeting or teleconference with Mrs. Terri or Ms. Emily, includes follow-up and efforts in meeting with and gathering information from birthmothers, includes guidance and direction in preparing adoptive couple/client profile books, includes being featured on our website, and assistance in advertising, as needed.
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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