About St. Elizabeth

The St. Elizabeth Foundation is a small, family-like organization specializing in adoptions in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and across Louisiana. We pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled level of support for both our birth mothers and adoptive parents.

quotes from adoptive parents

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Describe the benefits of working with St. Elizabeth.

Well, working with St. Elizabeth's gives you a real sense of everything's going to be taken care of properly. You don't have that queasy feeling of what if something goes wrong or something's not handled correctly. I never felt that.

And I'm amazed at how blessed we were working through St. Elizabeth's because you tell your story to people you come in contact with and you hear stories about people that had to go to China or to South America or wherever to adopt and for whatever reason we were blessed just to be able to do it here locally. Our oldest was born here in town and we were actually there for the birth. Our youngest was born in Hammond and we didn't quite make the birth, but we were there 30 minutes later.

Do you think there’s a stigma around adoption?

It seems like adoption doesn't carry the stigma it might have 20, 30, 40 years ago. I have two adoptive daughters. I was surprised. It seems like the majority of the people I talk to know somebody or one of their relatives is connected to the adoptive process somehow. Adoption is much more prevalent than I ever would have imagined.

Bill Avery

Adoptive Father

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How did you hear about the St. Elizabeth Foundation?

I had a friend who kept saying if you’re kind of thinking about adoption-- and we were. She said you need to meet a friend of mine who went through this agency, St. Elizabeth. So, I said okay ... let’s meet with our friend’s friend. And we had lunch with her. And her description of St. Elizabeth’s was the fact that their focus is on the birth moms and making sure that they are on a good path after they choose adoption ... that kind of resonated with us.

How did you hear about the St. Elizabeth Foundation?

I had a friend who kept saying if you’re kind of thinking about adoption-- and we were. She said you need to meet a friend of mine who went through this agency, St. Elizabeth. So, I said okay ... let’s meet with our friend’s friend. And we had lunch with her. And her description of St. Elizabeth’s was the fact that their focus is on the birth moms and making sure that they are on a good path after they choose adoption ... that kind of resonated with us.

Laurie

Adoptive Mother