Empowerment

Our goal is for women to come out of the adoption process, not only feeling good about their decision, but also stronger & more empowered.

Most women emerge from the adoption process stronger, more mature, and confident in their future. Statistics show women who place a baby for adoption in Louisiana finish high school more often and have higher educational goals, live in higher income households in the years after adoption, delay marriage longer, and are more likely to be employed at better paying jobs.

quotes from staff

Teri-Casso

I haven’t met a young woman yet here who didn’t have something she wanted to be. And so our goal becomes to help them get there. Sometimes it’s as little as I want to have a driver’s license. Sometimes it’s as big as I want to have a career. And so we just try to find what she’s hopeful for. And help her to get there.

How would you describe the adoption experience?

The process of making an adoption plan is very much for a birthmom like the process of infertility treatments for an adoptive couple. They have a lot in common. They have ridden the same rollercoaster of emotion. They know grief. They know disappointment. And the miracle of it is when a couple who has known the grief of infertility comes in contact with and is blessed with a child of a woman who’s known the grief of poverty or lack of ability at the time to parent a child. So, it’s kind of a miraculous meeting of two people from different worlds who need each other.

Teri Casso

Foundation Director