Adoption Reunion Voluntary Registry

 

The Louisiana Adoption Voluntary Registry is a registry established by the Department of Children & 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 Voluntary 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,
  • an adoptive parent or descendant of a deceased adopted person (or his parent if a minor)

What Happens If There Is A Match?

 

If there is a match after registration, 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.

 

How do I register?

 

To request a registration packet be mailed to you, call 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578), choose your language and then select options 6-4-2 or complete the Online Voluntary Registry Form.

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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