I want to Adopt

PLEASE NOTE: This webpage is for families seeking matching services from our office.  Matching services means that we attempt to match and adoptive family with an expectant mother for a PRIVATE ADOPTION. 


Private Adoption matching services require an application, and currently we are not accepting Applications for Matching Services. Please message our office and we will notify you when we resume accepting applications for new families who desire to be matched with an expectant birthmother.


*  If you already have a match with an expectant mother, please call either the West Monroe or Baton Rouge office for an appointment.


One Birth Mother Writes:

"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/client there are several things you must do:


1. Please print out the:

Application for Matching Services
Adobe Acrobat document [145.5 KB]

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!

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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Center for Adoption


West Monroe Office
PO Box 1576
West Monroe, LA 71294-1576

Phone: 1-318-387-8811



500 North 7th Street

West Monroe, LA  71291


Baton Rouge Office

1055 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 1-225-448-5883


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