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.

Did you learn anything about yourself through the adoption process?

I really found out that I was so much stronger than what I thought. I did not think that I would be able to do things like this. I learned that I was a very strong person.


Birth Mother

quotes from staff


When a birthmother first arrives at St. Elizabeth she’s typically confused, frightened ... looking for someone to help her to make that decision and to do it in a way that gives her hope, that not only will she be able to make this choice and do it, and come out on the other side feeling good about it, but that she will have hope for the future ...

Teri Casso

Foundation Director