Why St. Elizabeth

The St. Elizabeth Foundation is devoted to helping birth mothers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and around Louisiana make adoption plans for their unplanned pregnancies or crisis pregnancies. We do everything we can to support and care for the birth mother.

Our caring adoption professionals can help you explore your options in planning for your child’s future without the burden of outside pressure. We also provide pregnancy assistance in living, medical, legal, counseling, and education costs. All our resources are provided free of charge to our birthmothers and birthfathers.

And, of course, our adoption services are confidential.

quotes from birth mothers


St. Elizabeth’s was awesome. I love Ms. Teri. I love Ms. Kristin. Anything I needed -- they were there. I could call them for anything. Without them, I don’t know what I would have done.

Just that, to be strong. If you’re in high school, you have a lot. You have your whole life ahead of you. No matter what anybody tells you, stay true to who you are and how you feel. The stronger you are, the easier the situation would be. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do it. Don’t let anybody tell you that you need to get an abortion because it’s not true. They don’t know who you are and how you feel. Stick to who you are and how you feel.


Birth Mother

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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