Why We Are Hague Accredited

Catholic Charities’ Hague Accreditation has been renewed for four more years. Currently, Catholic Charities is one of only two Hague accredited agencies in Louisiana and achieving this accreditation requires more work for both our staff and the families we work with. Then why we do it? Accreditation sets the standard for competent, ethical adoption practice […]

The Importance of Post-Placement Reporting

After a child joins your family through adoption, typically there is a period of time when your social worker visits with you in your home to make sure that everyone is adjusting and you are beginning to bond. Often times, your social worker is able to provide reassurance that things are on the right track. […]

Adoption Tax Credit Has Been Saved!

As you have likely seen in the news, many changes have been proposed for the latest tax bill.  One of the proposed changes was the elimination of the Adoption Tax Credit, as well as tax benefits for employer provided adoption benefits.  Through the advocacy efforts from people like you, both have been saved! This is […]

Why Language Matters

  The watering down of the English language is a growing trend in society today. Our language is continually evolving (and not always for the better). The word adopt is one of these casualties. For years it has been trivialized by advertisers, charities, and fundraisers, so much so, that when we hear the word “adopt” […]